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For Immediate Release

November 4, 2019 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

On November 6, 2019, workplaces across Canada will open their doors to welcome grade nine students (Senior 1 in Manitoba and Secondary III in Quebec) for Take Our Kids to Work Day. While students experience first hand what the working world has to offer on this day, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) urges all organizations welcoming students to make safety a priority.

Students are particularly at risk of getting injured in the workplace. The reasons vary; however, more often than not, they lack relevant training and experience and may not fully understand or be aware of the hazards in the workplace.

On Take Our Kids to Work Day, CCOHS recommends that employers take the time to hold a workplace orientation with participating students that focuses on health and safety issues relevant to the environment they work.

To help workplaces get started, CCOHS has a collection of resources available for free: Young Workers Zone website, new worker orientation checklists, new worker infographic. More information, resources, and tools to promote workplace health and safety are available at www.ccohs.ca.

Quotes

“Take Our Kids to Work Day is an exciting opportunity for students to explore future career opportunities available to them. For employers, this day comes with a responsibility to not only teach the importance of workplace safety but to ensure these students have a safe and rewarding experience.”

– Anne Tennier, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Quick facts

  • Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career education event in Canada, with an estimated 200,000 students visiting workplaces every year. 

  • Information about the Take Our Kids to Work Day program can be found on The Learning Partnership website.

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Contacts

For More Information (Media Only):

Jennifer Howse
Communications Specialist
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, Ext. 4241   
media@ccohs.ca 
www.ccohs.ca

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