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Our Purpose

Safety is the link that secures our future.

BCSP Foundation’s Youth Safety Institute provides the necessary tools to address and mitigate the potential risks currently presented by youth participation in the modern economy.

Because some things just aren’t worth the risk.

There can be no more fundamental expression of this core belief than the need to invest resources and engage stakeholders to address safety concerns on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our workforce, those active participants aged 16-24.

19.4 m

workers in 2018 were under the age of 24


workplace-related deaths occurred for workers under the age of 24 in 2017


injuries and illnesses requiring at least one day away from work occurred among youth 15-17 years of age in 2017

What are common hazards for youth workers?

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What industries are youth workers most at risk?


From 1994-2013, 942 youth less than 18 years old died as a result of a work-related injury, averaging 47 deaths per year.


The construction industry ranks 3rd in the number of work-related youth fatalities, at 14% of all occupational deaths to youth under 18.

Hospitality & Retail

The largest percentage of employed youth worked in the leisure and hospitality industries (25%).


In 2018, there were over 11,000 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the manufacturing industry.



Youth Safety Careers

Everyone learns and retains information and experiences differently. Some learn best through academic-based learning, while others learn from hands-on experience. There are many paths to safety, more of which is explained in BCSP's Youth Safety Tool Kit, consisting of The Safety Profession magazine, flier, poster, and brochure.
Download Youth Safety Careers Toolkit arrow Need printed Safety Careers material? Request guides, brochures, and posters here.

Qualified Academic Programs

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