New OHS Module for Immigrants

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Increased awareness of the importance of safety in Canadian workplace is vital for successful job maintenance and growth. As an innovative response to numerous studies showing that hazardous settings, language barriers, heavy workloads and lack of knowledge of safety practices may all contribute to immigrant workplace injury, the Association for New Canadians - AXIS Career Services Division has recently developed an Occupational Health and Safety Facilitator's Guide  for Immigirants - Building Awareness. The project was funded by the Workplace Health, Safety, and Compensation Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador (WHSCC) with support from the Department of Advanced Education and Skills through the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM).


The Facilitator's Guide is designed to provide newcomers with current knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities which ensure safe and healthy work environments and support successful and sustainable labour market integration. It includes language appropriate, easy and flexible access to relevant, specific health and safety information. The module addresses thirteen topics and includes facilitator's notes, audio/video references, handouts for students, and learnirng activities, all designed to be delivered to newcomers who are preparing to enter the labour force. This Occupational Health and Safety Module is now an essential component of the AXIS Pre-Employment Skills Development Training and Bridge-To-Work Programs. 


For more information on the Occupational Health and Safety Facilitator's Guide for Immigrants - Building Awareness, contact us at axis@nfld.net. 


To learn more about the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC), please visit http://www.whscc.nf.ca.