Safety Start Program

The Safety Start Program is a two (2) day Health and Safety training program that will give New Brunswick youth 14 hours of training in Occupational Health and Safety and First Aid, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Implemented province-wide in 2000, the program was targeted toward individuals aged 15-29 and offered at no cost to its participants. Since its inception it has provided training and education concerning safety in the workplace to over 30000 New Brunswick residents.

The Safety Start Program has now shifted to focus on those individuals working under the auspice of New Brunswick’s Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL) program. The curriculum consists of seven (7) hours of Occupational Health and Safety training, including Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Safety, Causes of Incidents, and the primary skills to identify and manage workplace risks, followed by seven (7) hours of Emergency First Aid.

ASHCAT is one of the primary providers of the Safety Start Program. Please contact the ASHCAT office for additional information on the Safety Start Program.