SafeGen (formerly Job Safety Skills Society) focuses on reducing youth injury and illness in the workplace. Every teen deserves to come home safely from their job; no job is worth dying for.
Our organization has created the JobSafe Program: a free accredited program offering three workplace safety courses targeted towards one of the most vulnerable sector of workers - youth (15-24 years). Our courses teach workplace safety basics and practices such as how to identify and report hazards, learning your rights and responsibilities as a worker, and electrical safety.
We have focused our courses on physical workplace safety, and would now like to create a course that talks about mental health in the workplace, which is an extremely important topic. We would like to teach youth about the importance of topics like:
Bullying and cyber-bullying · Fatigue · Depression · Anxiety · Drug use and addiction · Hormonal changes · Gender inclusivity
Youth are four times more likely than other worker groups to experience mental health issues. We want to educate them about mental health topics, and give them strategies to identify, report and cope at work, which is why this course is so necessary. They deserve to have this information, free of charge, and walk into their first jobs confidently.
We need your help to continue to offer courses that keep youth in Alberta safe. Will you stand up for safety with us?