Students & Interns
Young and New Workers: Regulations
In this section, you will find the specific Occupational Health and Safety Regulation that governs young and new workers as defined by WorkSafeBC. You will be able to determine the impact of the Regulation — since regulatory guidelines and implementation policies will vary from sector to sector across many industries — by reading through the definitions to see which best suit your particular business. Remember that many of the young and new workers “guidelines” are just that, and do not necessarily meet all the compliance requirements.
Young and New Worker Programs: WorkSafeBC Video Profiles
This series of videos highlights best practices for new and young worker training. There are video profiles for 13 B.C. companies.
Support for Employers: Training and Orientation for Young and New Workers
This infosheet includes definitions, guidelines, and checklists to help ensure you are meeting your requirements for training and orienting young and new workers.
Rights and Responsibilities for New and Young Workers
This online, self-paced program helps young workers, supervisors, and employers learn more about their health and safety rights and responsibilities.
Top 7 Dangers for Young Workers
This WorkSafeBC web page shows the top seven potential dangers for young and new workers, including risks that occur in tourism and hospitality. For each danger, there is a list of prevention resources, including videos, information sheets, posters, and other web pages.
New & Young Worker Training FAQs
This is a cross-section of frequently asked questions that should offer you some reassurance that gaps in employers’ knowledge about young and new workers are common, but easily remedied.
OHS Guidelines for Young and New Worker Orientation and Training
These guidelines clarify the meaning of section 3.23 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Baby Boomer Tool Kit
Tap into the “best kept secret” labour pool in our industry.
10 Reasons Why Recruiting and Retaining Baby Boomers Will Improve Your Business and Your Bottom Line
The business case has less to do with traditional retention than with the links between flexibility and engagement and between engagement and business results.
Do International Students Need a Work Permit?
Do International Students Need a Work Permit? Question: I am a Manager in a hotel and have had a couple of international students who have recently graduated from a BC college or university tell me that they can come and work for me. All I need to do is to offer them a job and… Continue reading Do International Students Need a Work Permit?