Youth Safety Education Day (YSED) Sept 10th, 2016

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Help drive cultural change through safety centered leadership for this years Youth Safety Education Day 2016!

Communications leading up the YSED2016:

-On Sept 1st Sarah Wenaus, SHSA’s Operations Manager was on CTV Morning Live discussing YSED:

CTV Morning Live Show

-Listen to our Radio Ad running both on Z99 and News Talk 980 CJME the week of Sept 4th-Sept 10th:


-Watch SHSAtv’s Youth Safety Episode Now:

For the fifth year in a row, the Ministry of Education has proclaimed September 10th as Youth Safety Education Day.   Youth Safety Education Day focuses on educating and encouraging schools and other organizations involved with youth to be mindful and informed about workplace safety.  Saskatchewan has traditionally had the highest or second highest workplace injury rates in the country.  Only through focusing on youth can we make the much needed cultural change.

Every year, there is an average of three youth fatalities on the job in Saskatchewan.  Approximately 8,000 young workers are injured every year.   Young people are three times more likely to be injured on the job than any other worker.  We all have an obligation to educate and protect our most valuable resource, our youth.

“Injuries at home or in the workplace can cause significant pain and suffering for victims and their families, and they are also a huge financial burden on our health care system.  Youth Safety Education Day is a good opportunity to teach our young people, the future of our workforce, about the fundamentals of being safe,” Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Don Morgan said.  “I encourage everyone to be aware and to take necessary steps to prevent injuries so that we all can continue to enjoy a safe and healthy Saskatchewan.”

As one of the largest employers of youth in Saskatchewan, the service & hospitality industries have taken responsibility for driving the much needed change in culture.  The Service & Hospitality Safety Association (SHSA) has developed resources and tools that partnering organizations may use to educate and inspire youth across the province.  This year alone, over 50 major partnering organizations are working with the SHSA to reach an audience of well over 4,000 youth in an impactful and meaningful way.

“The Government of Saskatchewan has done a great job shining a light on the epidemic of injuries that our young people face.  In an unprecedented fashion, industry has responded and worked hard to not only make the workplaces safer, but to reach out to kids before they even enter the workplace,” George Marshall, CEO of SHSA.

“I am proud of the leadership and work the hotel industry has done on workplace safety and in regards to youth in particular,” says Jim Bence, CEO of the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association (SHHA).  “Injury rates are down by over 50 per cent in the hotel industry over the last five years and that has made the hotel industry one of the safest in Canada and a great place for young people to work.”

For media inquiries, please contact:

Bay Stenz
Human Resources Manager
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On September 10th and leading up to September 10th, please share what your organization is doing to participate for this years YSED on your social media and website! Raise awareness, and take a leadership role in safety!! We want to highlight what you are doing on this day and brag about you!

Please use the #YSED2016 when sharing your involvement online.

View 2015 Partnerships & Photos here!

YSED Poster 2016YSED Poster 2016 Young Workers

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