As of March 31, 2010 14- and 15-year-olds will be required to complete a young worker safety course and obtain a certificate of completion.
Employers will need to keep copies of these certificates on file. The Saskatchewan government just launched a new, interactive Young Workers Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) to help young workers earn the needed certificate.
Although, general training is an important step for all workers, it cannot replace workplace specific training. Employers still need to train all of their workers on-site, making them aware of potential hazards and familiarizing them with workplace procedures.
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