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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
May 3, 2016

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Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management

Young Worker Health and Safety Orientation Training


Young workers are 24% more likely to be injured on the job than other groups, particularly during the first few days of employment. This course is designed to ensure young workers understand their rights and responsibilities and provide them with the information they need to work safely. The training provides a general overview of health and safety policies, procedures, rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act along with WHMIS training. Additional training modules for Laboratory Safety, Biosafety, Laser Safety are provided as required. This in-class session must be in conjunction with job specific training given by the supervisor and close supervision on the job. Orientation training is divided into three parts as follows:

PART 1 : Online orientation training (accessed by the employee through My Learning Space)
PART 2 : In class orientation training (provided by SHERM)
PART 3 : Job specific orientation training (provided by the supervisor)

REGISTRANTS MUST COMPLETE THE YOUNG WORKER HEALTH & SAFETY ORIENTATION TRAINING PART 1 ONLINE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE IN-CLASS SESSION BELOW.

Please complete all fields marked with an asterisk in the following formto register.If more than four students need to be registered, please fillout an additional form.

If you have any questions about the training, or if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs, please email Christine Haywood (chaywood@wlu.ca/>)

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Please indicate whether Lab, Bio or Laser Safety is needed in addition to the Young Worker Orientation training. This training is provided following the orientation (up to 3 hours in length) depending on how much additional training is needed.
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updated February 29/16