Youth Safety Education Day 2022 – Be A Safety Leader!

Join us for Youth Safety Education Day Week, from Sept 6th – 10th!

Did you know? Young and new workers are the most at risk for injury on the job. Each year in Saskatchewan, approximately 3,200 youth under the age of 25 are injured on the job, and an average of two die from a workplace incident. Young workers are a vital part of our workforce. This year our connection with schools, organizations and industry members will help us reach 50,000 youth across Saskatchewan (and the country!) about the importance of workplace health and safety. It is with your help we will achieve this! 


What is Youth Safety Education Day?

Youth Safety Education Day (YSED) occurs annually on September 10th. The purpose of this day is to provide meaningful safety education, leadership and awareness for youth across Saskatchewan and beyond (up to the age of 25) about the importance of workplace health and safety, safety at school and play while socializing and personal mental health. Gaining this valuable information before young workers take their first step into the workplace or while currently employed in their first jobs is a KEY step in injury prevention. 


How to Participate and Show your Support

Youth are working or heading to work – whether to their first summer job, returning to a part-time position after summer break or beginning their first day in a new career. That is why there is no better time than the beginning of September to focus on workplace health and safety. YOU will be a safety leader this year by getting involved in the following ways listed below. Participate in these FREE activities and events during Youth Safety Education Day week (September 6th – 10th) for your chance to win prizes for yourself, your classroom and your workplace!

#1 Become an official YSED Partner and get involved during Youth Safety Education Day Week (Sept 6th – 10th)

Mental Well-Being Prize
Valued at $1,500

What it includes:
*1-year subscription to the Calm App
*$150 Indigo Gift Card
*$150 Sport Chek Gift Card
*Yoga Gear
*Buddha Board
*Sponsor and Service Hospitality Swag AND MORE!

To enter:

1. Be a safety leader

a. Partner with us today! All you need to do is:

b. BONUS ENTRY: Submit a photo of everyone participating in one of our health and safety activities to [email protected] OR post on social media with #YSED2022 by September 12th, 2022!


#2 Register for our FREE Virtual Youth Safety Education Day Events from Sept 7th – 9th to be entered to win!

By registering and attending our Mental Health Matters event featuring Service Hospitality Safety Advisor Beyanka Lodongi on September 7th, you will be entered to win our special sponsorship prize! 

By registering and attending our Make Safety Personal events (two available live streams to choose from on Sept 8th/9th) with special guest speaker Candace Carnahan, you will be entered to win our YSED 2022 GRAND PRIZE valued at over $1,500! Sign up today! 

YSED 2022 Grand Prize
Valued at $1,500

What it Includes:
*Nintendo Switch
*Nintendo Switch Games
*$150 Indigo Gift Card
*Portable Waterproof Speaker
*Sponsor and Service Hospitality Swag and MORE!

To enter:

Register for our FREE virtual Youth Safety Education Day events with special guest speakers from September 7th – 9th and stream live with your classroom, workplace, or on your own! Attend multiple sessions for more chances to win!  

Click Here to Download our YSED Poster to hang in your workplace or school! 


Understanding the Stats

Young workers ages 14-24 make up a significant part of our workforce. Almost one-third of high school students work while attending school full-time. Many will continue to work in the service and hospitality industries while participating in post-secondary education programs. Too often, a young person’s first work experiences are not as rewarding as they should be.

  • New workers have a higher rate of injury – especially during the first six months of a job. (Source: CCOHS – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

  • Each year in Saskatchewan, approximately 3,200 youth under the age of 25 are injured on the job, and an average of two die from a workplace incident. (Source: WCB 2021 Annual Report – Page 47)

  • Mental illness interferes with the ability to complete physical job tasks about 20% of the time and reduces cognitive performance about 35% of the time and this increases the chance for workplace injury.  (Source: Centre for Disease Control)

  • Young people aged 15-24 are more likely to experience mental illness than any other age group. (Source: Your Mental Health Canada)

Workplace injuries CAN be prevented with the proper safety training and education and a mindset supporting a positive safety culture. You can help us raise awareness and take a safety leadership role by supporting Youth Safety Education Day 2022.

Be a part of the positive safety culture today! 


YSED Online Partnership Form

Fill out our Online Partnership Form and let us know how you will raise awareness and contribute to this very important youth workplace health and safety initiative! BE ENTERED TO WIN all of our awesome prizes! 


A day proudly proclaimed by the Government of Saskatchewan since 2012!

For the past ten years, we have approached the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and the Minister responsible for the Workers’ Compensation Board in Saskatchewan to dedicate the day to the safety of our youth in this province. Minister Don Morgan exercised his authority to designate September 10th, 2022, as Youth Safety Education Day for the 11th consecutive year. 


Sponsorship

YSED 2022 can also be supported through donations of resources, promotional items, marketing materials, gift cards, etc. All items will be included in our YSED partnership packages and prizes, and you/your organization will be recognized! Anything provided is greatly appreciated and will help us reach even more youth. Thank you in advance for your contribution and support. Please get in touch with [email protected].com with any questions you may have.

 


Business Exposure

There are numerous ways to profile your school/organization/industry for YSED2022. The many advantages of your support and sponsorship include: 

  • It sends a message that you genuinely support workplace health and safety, community involvement & giving back.

  • Your school/organization will receive special recognition as a YSED2022 supporter on our website. We will display your logo with a hyperlink back to your website. This initiative is advertised across our social media platforms & email blasts to thousands of our members and beyond.

  • Opportunity to directly involve youth and young workers, helping to educate them on the importance of workplace health and safety.

  • The youth in your school/organization will have the opportunity to learn and participate in free safety and mental health-related activities & exercises. They will also be given a chance to win some awesome free prizes.

This event is about protecting our young workers, our future. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate personally!


Use #YSED2022 on social media

Join in on the conversations from September 6th to Youth Safety Education Day on September 10th! Please share with us how you are a safety leader this year!

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