Preventing accidents in 24 years or less – The Youth Squad is back for a thirteenth year

Rimouski, QC , May 12, 2014 / CNW Telbec / – The CSST announced that the youth squad will return for the thirteenth consecutive year. It will be available free of charge to Quebec employers who hire young people. Services Squad will be available from May 17 to August 8. It offers free outreach activities for young workers. Every summer, the Youth Squad encounter more than 20 000 young people.

Appeal to young to talk to other young
Eighteen teams will be deployed in the province to educate workers age 24 the risks and consequences of accidents.In teams of two members of the squad will travel to businesses, by appointment, to lead an outreach. Topics covered on work-related risks, preventive measures, and the rights and obligations of employers and workers health and safety. Want to know more about the services offered by the Squad Youth or receive his visit? Please contact the members of your squad region 1 800 668-2773: Joanie Lévesque post 6144 and post 6186 Amélie Labonté.

Youth a priority for the CSST
Along with the youth squad activities, the CSST continues its offensive youth outreach workers and recently launched its new youth campaign in 2014. Through this campaign, the CSST wants to demonstrate that accidents work, it does not happen to others. To do this, a new original awareness tool was designed to provide young people a unique experience. During the campaign, a kiosk will be installed in twelve colleges in the province. Approaching, the student will see on the screen of the terminal image of a young worker injured lying on a hospital bed. Time for a single blink of an eye, the face of the student will be photographed and, instantly, it’s his face, replacing the injured young. For more information about the campaign, visit the website www.demandeuneformation.com .

Every year in Quebec, nearly 12,000 youth are injured, maimed, and even killed at work. These 32 accidents per day, 2 amputations per month and 6 deaths per year. Young people are particularly at risk of an accident. They have little experience and are reluctant to ask questions and are unaware of the risks associated with their tasks. As we approach the summer months, while the young flock to the labor market, the CSST recalls the importance for young workers to seek training and ensure that they are supervised in their work when they start a new job.

Source: Sophie Gaudreault, regional broadcaster
CSST – Regional Directorate of Bas-Saint-Laurent
Tel. : 418 725-6100, ext 6146 or 1-800-668-2773
Cell. : 418 732-0371 sophie.gaudreault @ csst.qc.ca

source: http://www.fil-information.gouv.qc.ca

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