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Tips for keeping young workers safe

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Young workers are twice as likely to be injured on the job, often due to lack of training. Workers between 16 and 24 may also be at greater risk for injury due to factors like inexperience, overconfidence, risk-taking behavior, and peer pressure. A traditional training plan might not be as effective.

- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

When someone is new to a job, what may be obvious to you is not always obvious to them. Addressing common hazards can have a big impact in preventing the four most common types of injuries in young workers: slips, trips, and falls; struck by/against; lacerations or puncture wounds; and strains.

What you can do to prevent injuries among young workers:


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