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Occupational Health & Safety for Young Workers Student Challenge
More than 30,000 Ontario workers aged 15-24 received injuries on the job in the past 5 years.
As a young worker, you are three times more likely to be injured on the job than more experienced workers. Young workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries and illnesses as they are typically involved in seasonal, contract, part-time or casual work, and often change jobs frequently. This puts you at a greater risk as you may lack the ability or the resources to understand your workplace rights.
What Can You Do to Prevent Workplace Injuries & Illnesses?
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) for Young Workers Student Challenge invites Ontario post-secondary students to conceptualize innovative and creative solutions, resources or services for increasing OHS awareness and reducing workplace injuries and illnesses among young workers.
We’re interested in tapping into your knowledge and experiences to uncover unique solutions to help address this important issue. This is your opportunity to make a difference. Your creative idea could win you a paid full-time internship at the Public Services Health and Safety Association, cash prizes and other great rewards!
1. Download and
Complete the Application Form.
2. Submit your Application Form
3. Make a
Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) is a non-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Labour to work with Ontario’s public and broader public sector employers and workers, providing training, consulting and resources to reduce workplace risks and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.
PSHSA interns gain valuable on the job experience in an innovative and supportive OHS environment dedicated to personal and professional growth. Gain exposure to key stakeholders and engage with Public and Broader Public Sector partners. Contribute to leading edge research. Develop advanced prevention products and training programs. PSHSA commits to engaging interns in projects and initiatives that are relevant to your career goals. Join us as our next intern!