Youth Presentations

Each year 83,876 young workers are employed in Saskatchewan and on average 4,000 young Saskatchewan workers are injured every year. Injuries of youth working in the hospitality industries in Regina and Saskatoon account for approximately 817 of these injuries. On average, three young Saskatchewan people don’t make it home from work every year.

Here at the SHSA we are taking this very seriously. We know that by teaching these young people the extreme importance of work place safety at a young age we can drastically reduce these startling numbers. By presenting our Youth Initiatives Training to schools in every school district across the province we will have a great opportunity to teach and eliminate these risks before the youth of our province enter the workforce.

Our Youth Presentations focus on the myths surrounding safety, and is presented in a style that speaks to youth on their level. We offer a variety of presentations adhering to the school curriculum. 

Grade 6 Safety Presentation 
Grade 8 Presentation – Mental Health & Well-Being
High School Courses – In Partnership with Safety in Schools 

Rarely do students know that they have the RIGHT TO KNOW, the RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE and the RIGHT TO REFUSE any task they feel uncertain or scared of for whatever reason. We have been taught to do what you are told and “just get the job done”. The SHSA is working towards re-educating Saskatchewan youth to know their rights, and the importance of protecting themselves and their peers from all hazards they may face on the job. Your first job should be something you take pride in, not something that may hurt or kill you!

Know the Facts:

  • 55.7% of Saskatchewan Food and Beverage Service workers are between 15 and 24

  • Over 4,000 young workers get hurt on the job every year

  • On average, three young Saskatchewan people don’t make it home from work every year

  • 4900 Regina high school students will have a job within the network of the hospitality industry

  • Saskatchewan has the 4th worst injury rate in all of Canada!

  • Youth (ages 15-24) are 3 times likely to be injured on the job than any other worker

The SHSA has worked with and will continue to work with great effort to establish relationships with the educators of this province’s youth.

For more information about our Youth Initiatives, or to book a presentation in your school or work place please email us!

 

 

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