New & Young Worker Orientation

Before you start work, you will be given health and safety orientation and training specific to your workplace. Depending on the nature of your workplace, topics could include workplace health and safety rules, emergency procedures, working alone, bullying and harassment,  protective equipment and hazards you may be exposed to.

Learn more about the young or new worker orientation and training regulation.

During your first week of employment, your supervisor will review with you all required employment documentation.

They will provide you with information about your business area, your role in the organization, how to access information and tools that will assist you with your daily activities, other public service employees and the services and assistance they can offer you, the office environment and employment standards and practices.

You will also review health policies, procedures and resources for BC Public Service employees and for your specific workplace.

As a starting point, read Occupational Safety and Health HR Policy 04 (PDF, 206KB). This policy statement supports the core policy objective of ensuring “the public service promotes a safe and healthy workplace that supports the well-being of workers.”

After you read HR Policy 4, your supervisor will review the New Employee Health & Safety Orientation (PDF, 110KB) with you.