Young workers represent a significant part of Manitoba’s workforce.
Many are just starting their careers, often in entry-level positions that involve a great deal of physical labour.
SAFE Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance developed An Average Day as a means of raising awareness about safety issues relating specifically to young workers.
The program’s goal is to make young people think about all aspects of workplace safety include:
- What safety and training questions to ask a potential employer
- Having a safe commute to and from work
- Basic steps to improve safety on a daily basis
- Rights and responsibilities of young workers, employers and supervisors
To fully engage students, An Average Day includes a facilitator’s guide for classroom learning and a trio of videos that are available for download and also on DVD and VHS.