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TEST FORMAT 4 parts Multiple Choice (20 Q, 40 marks) True/False (10Q, 10 marks) Fill in the blank (10 Q, 10 marks) Short answer (6 Q, 40 marks)
BC EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT Know information from handout Handout with answers are posted online Review previous quiz
BC EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT Wages – general minimum wage Minimum wage for liquor servers Statutory Holidays Types of leaves Youth employment Uniforms Overtime laws Termination Annual Vacation
WORKSAFE: LESSON 1 LOST YOUTH Study your handout Handout with answers posted online
VIDEO: LOST YOUTH STATISTICS More than 50 percent of work-related accidents happen during a young worker’s first six months on the job. Males under 25 are much more likely to be injured on the job than any other workers. Each day in B.C., 30 young workers are hurt on the job, or one every 48 minutes. Every week, five of these young workers are permanently disabled in workplace accidents. In 2006, nine young workers were killed in work- related accidents.
TO KEEP SAFE ON THE JOB, YOUTH CAN DO THE FOLLOWING: Ask to be trained about safe work procedures and how to recognize on-the-job hazards. Follow safe procedures and encourage others to do so. Know their workplace health and safety rights and responsibilities. Ask questions if they are uncertain about anything. Get involved and support young worker health and safety programs.
YOUNG WORKERS Greatest risk – first 6 months on the job Unaware of rights/responsibilities Tired from school, work, social life Feel pressured to learn quickly & get things done Receive little to no training or supervision
ONLY JOBS IN INDUSTRIES SUCH AS CONSTRUCTION AND FORESTRY ARE DANGEROUS FOR YOUNG WORKERS FALSE MOST of BC’s youth work in retail, restaurants, or supermarkets These sectors have the HIGHEST rate of injury to young workers
INJURIES TO YOUNG WORKERS ARE OFTEN MAJOR ONES TRUE Most common in restaurant industry Minor injuries do occur as well, but they heal quickly
Young workers don’t have and healthy and safety rights on the job – they can get fired for speaking up FALSE Workers Compensation Act protects all workers in BC States employers MUST provide a safe workplace, adequate training and supervision, and properly maintained and functioning equipment Workers have the RIGHT to REFUSE unsafe work
ONLY WORKSAFE BC CAN GUARANTEE SAFETY FOR YOUNG WORKERS FALSE Shared responsibility Employers, unions, educators, youth, WorkSafe BC, co-workers, parents
OTHER YOUNG WORKER INJURY FACTS More than 50% of work-related accidents happen in the first 6 months of a job Males under 25 are most likely to be injured on the job Each day in BC 30 YOUNG workers are hurt on the job (1 every 48 min) Each week, 5 of them are permanently disabled
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO KEEP SAFE ON THE JOB? Ask for training Follow safe procedures Know your rights and responsibilities Ask questions if you don’t know
PART 2: RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES What are rights ? What we are entitled to “human rights” “employee rights”
WorkSafe BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Outlines RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES
WORKERS HAVE A RIGHT TO: Training about safe work procedures Supervision to make sure they work safely Equipment and safety gear required Refuse unsafe tasks without being fired/disciplined Participate in workplace safety committees & meetings
WORKER RESPONSIBILITIES Ask supervisor to show you how to do things you don’t know Use safety gear/protective clothing Always follow safe work procedures Report unsafe work conditions/hazards Know how to handle hazardous materials Know where workplace safety information is Report physical/mental conditions that may affect your ability to work safely
EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES: Know/comply with workplace health and safety laws & regulations Provide orientation and training that includes health and safety Display health and safety info where all can see Provide properly maintained equipment Alert workers to hazards and how to minimize risk of injury
REFUSING UNSAFE WORK Don’t just stop work and go home Must follow steps: 1)Discuss with supervisor/manager 2)Contact a worker representative if unresolved 3)Call WorkSafe BC (both employee and rep)
See it What do you see that is potentially unsafe Think it What could happen due to the hazard? Do it What can be done to prevent an accident/ minimize risk Eliminate hazard? IDENTIFYING HAZARDS
WORKSAFE Hazards – know the information you wrote in your brochure - top injuries in that industry - causes of injury - ways to minimize risk of injury
BANK NOTES 2 handouts (this class + last class)
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