Workplace Safety Education for Teens in Alberta
Through our JobSafe Program, we provide young workers with the educational services that have helped significantly reduce work-related fatalities, injuries and illness that result from workplace hazards. The program is available, at no cost, to all publicly-funded junior and senior high schools, and we encourage schools to use it as an effective Career and Technologies Studies (CTS) resource for both teachers and students.
Your Workplace Safety is Beneficial to Everyone
The JobSafe course modules equip students with a comprehensive understanding of workplace health and safety. Course content includes safety techniques, protocols and standard practices that apply to most workplaces. Students establish a mindset for what constitutes a safe and healthy workplace by learning to identify and mitigate hazards. After completing the JobSafe courses, graduates have a better understanding of employers’ health and safety expectations, and they are given a competitive advantage upon entering the workforce.
Employers can be assured that new-hires who have completed JobSafe courses come to work with increased knowledge and a better understanding of the importance of workplace health and safety principles and practices. Young workers who are JobSafe certified are likely to better retain on-the-job safety training, empowering them to develop and consistently apply safe work habits. Employers may see a reduction in the number of costly workplaces accidents and injuries involving young workers.
Cost-free safety education and access to informational resources on health and safety contributes to a significant increase in safety-conscious workers, which in turn improves the quality of work and life for people as well as the community as a whole. Educational resources such as the JobSafe Program contribute to a marked reduction in the number and severity of workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities. Workplace health and safety is essential to workers, employers and communities.