Workers who are new to a job are three times more likely to be injured during their first month on the job than more experienced workers.
A new worker can be anyone who is starting a first job or is on the job for less than six months. A new worker can also be an individual who is assigned a new job, has recently moved to Ontario, or who is returning to the workforce after a long absence.
In fact, any worker that is placed in a new environment or given new responsibilities should be given appropriate training and support. If they are not trained, they can be at risk for safety hazards.
Prevention is the key to the safety of new workers.