CUPE Young Workers Group

Health and Safety

Life Quilt www.youngworkerquilt.ca

The number of youth who have injuries in the workplace is increasing. In Canada, in 1998, there were 62,379 “accepted time-loss” injuries of people aged 15-24. By 2000, there were 68,136, a 1.2% increase! In relation to the rest of the population who have been injured, youth aged 15-24 were 16.6% of those receiving injuries in 1998, 16.9% in 1999, and 17.4% in 2000. More youth are being injured compared to the entire population of working people who are being injured (Work Injuries and Diseases – Canada 1998-2000, Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), 2001.)

CUPE Health and Safety

Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada

Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety

Life Quilt: Protect the Future of Young Workers

Workers Health and Safety Centre