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1 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know OH Title

2 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know There are hazards in every workplace and you — the young and inexperienced worker — are especially at risk. OH 1.0

3 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points Inexperience puts young workers at greater risk than average of injury, illness and death. Lack of knowledge means young workers often don’t know how to protect themselves. Young workers need to know how to Work Smart! Work Safe! OH 1.1

4 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know You need to be able to identify the hazards in your workplace. OH 2.0

5 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points 1 Workplace safety is based on recognizing, assessing and controlling hazards. There are four types of hazards you may find in your workplace: Physical, Chemical, Biological and Ergonomic. OH 2.1

6 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Recognize Assess Control Is this a hazard? What kind? How can this hazard hurt me or another worker? How can the risk be eliminated or reduced? OH 2.1.1

7 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Types of Hazards Physical Unguarded machines Ladders/scaffolds Constant loud noise Chemical Paints, acids & solvents Vapours & fumes Flammable materials Biological Blood & body fluids Insect bites Bird & animal droppings Ergonomic Poor lighting Constant lifting Poor workstations and chairs OH 2.1.2

8 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points 2 Acute injuries occur immediately, often from physical and chemical hazards. Chronic injuries happen over time, often from chemical and ergonomic hazards. Hazards are typically controlled by one or more physical, operational and administrative controls and/or protective equipment and facilities. OH 2.2

9 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Types of Injuries Acute injuries Occur immediately Often from physical and chemical hazards Chronic injuries Occur over time Often from biological and ergonomic hazards OH 2.2.1

10 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Controlling Hazards Physical Controls Operational Controls Administrative Controls Protective Equipment and Facilities Guards, ventilation, ‘lock out’ systems Rules for ‘how’ work is done the Dos and Don’ts Rules for how long/often workers can be exposed to a hazard Safety glasses, boots, gloves Emergency eye wash stations OH 2.2.2

11 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know You have the legal right to protect your health and safety. OH 3.0

12 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points 1 Governments protect workers through Acts and Regulations. In Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Act provides the general requirements for workplace health and safety The Act’s Regulations provide detailed rules for specific workplaces and workplace hazards. OH 3.1

13 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points 2 The OHS Act gives you the Right to Know, the Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work. According to the Act, your employer and supervisor cannot discipline you for refusing to do a task you believe is unsafe. You and your supervisor must follow the steps of the Work Refusal Process carefully. OH 3.2

14 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Basic Rights Right to Know Right to Participate Right to Refuse Unsafe Work What are the hazards in your job? Through Joint Health and Safety Committee or Representative You cannot be forced to do work that you have reason to believe is hazardous OH 3.2.1

15 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Work Refusal Process You and your supervisor must follow the steps of the Work Refusal Process carefully. OH 3.2.2

16 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Your employer, your supervisor(s) and you all have legal responsibilities to make sure the workplace is healthy and safe. OH 4.0

17 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points Your employer and your supervisor must do everything reasonable to protect your health and safety. You must comply with the law, follow company rules and always work safely. You must report any hazards to your supervisor or employer. OH 4.1

18 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Employer/Supervisor Duty Inform you of any hazards Make sure equipment is safe Make sure you are trained Make sure you work safely Do everything reasonably possible to protect you OH 4.1.1

19 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Worker Duty Comply with the law Use machines as trained Use PPE as required Always work safely Report any hazards to your supervisor or employer OH 4.1.2

20 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Must Report You must report any hazards to your supervisor or employer: You have a responsibility to help make sure the workplace is safe If you see a hazard but don’t report it, someone else might be injured or made sick OH 4.1.3

21 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Your employer and your supervisor must ensure you have the information or required training and equipment you need to protect yourself. OH 5.0

22 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points 1 Your employer must provide you with information and/or training on the general and specific hazards in your job. You must have and know how to use any protective equipment or facilities your job requires. The Young Worker Awareness Program is not the information or training your employer is required to give you. OH 5.1

23 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Training General workplace safety information and/or training: Specific safety training: Basic safety concerns Company safety rules Emergency procedures How to do your job safely How to use any machines or personal protective equipment your job requires OH 5.1.1

24 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know PPE Personal Protective Equipment Protective Facilities Safety shoes & glasses, gloves Dust masks or breathing apparatus Hearing protection Hand wash stations in day cares Emergency eye wash stations First aid kits OH 5.1.2

25 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Caveat The Young Worker Awareness Program is not the information or training your employer is required to give you. OH 5.1.3

26 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points 2 WHMIS is a Regulation that applies to all workplaces where hazardous chemicals are stored or used. Materials covered by WHMIS must have a warning label. Your employer must have an up-to- date MSDS for any hazardous products used or stored. Your employer must train you in the WHMIS system as it applies to your workplace. OH 5.2

27 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know WHMIS Requirements Warning Label Material Safety Data Sheets Training Correct name & WHMIS symbol If material put in a new container, a workplace label must be placed on it Must be available for workers to read No more than 3 years old Must be provided for workers who use or handle hazardous materials OH 5.2.1

28 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know WHMIS Symbols CLASS A – COMPRESSED GAS CLASS B – FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE CLASS C – OXIDIZING MATERIAL CLASS D1 – POISONOUS AND INFECTIOUS MATERIAL CLASS D2 – OTHER TOXIC MATERIAL CLASS F – DANGEROUSLY REACTIVE MATERIAL CLASS E – CORROSIVE MATERIAL CLASS D3 – BIOHAZARDOUS INFECTIOUS MATERIAL OH 5.2.2

29 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know If you are injured or become sick at the workplace, you must report it to your supervisor or employer. OH 6.0

30 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points The WSIB provides compensation for lost wages and health care costs caused by workplace injuries and illnesses. If you are injured or made ill, you must follow the steps laid out on the WSIB’s In Case of Injury at Work poster. Don’t be afraid or reluctant to report any workplace injury or illness you think was caused by your work. OH 6.1

31 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Don’t Be Afraid Don’t be afraid or reluctant to report any workplace injury or illness you think was caused by your work. OH 6.1.1

32 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know It’s not a game. You need to protect yourself. OH 7.0

33 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Key Points Know your Rights and your Duties. Ask questions until you get answers you understand. Always Work Smart! Always Work Safe! OH 7.1

34 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Know Your Rights Know your Rights and your Duties. OH 7.1.1

35 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Ask Questions Ask questions until you get answers you understand. OH 7.1.2

36 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know Work Smart! Work Safe! Always Work Smart! Always Work Safe! OH 7.1.3

37 Young Worker Awareness Program things you’d better know


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