By the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

The first month in a new job can be a risky one, as these workers are five to seven times more likely to be injured than experienced workers. A common misconception about the higher rate of injuries among new workers is that age is a factor. However, it has nothing to do with age. It’s because the worker is new to the job and needs proper orientation and training to be safe and successful. As university, high school and migrant workers flood into Ontario workplaces, take advantage of this timely opportunity to keep them safe.