Safety concerns should always be considered when pursuing a job in today's labour market, especially when your children are new to a particular work environment. According to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, almost 51,000 workers under the age of 24 lost time from work after being injured on the job in 2006.

If your son or daughter are exploring a skilled trade or are youth apprentices, you should help them become fully aware of their rights in the workplace, and learn how to protect them from injury. Use the links below as a starting point.

Youth Health and Safety in the Workplace

Passport to Safety

Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Health and Safety 101  -

For Workers under 25   -

Work Safe For Life  -

Nova Scotia Safety Council: Youth Safety Portal

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


Youth Employee Rights in the Workplace
Nova Scotia Labour Standards Division

Labour Standards Code
Guide to the Code

English (PDF); French (PDF)

Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act:

Reference Guide