Research shows that workers under age 25 are more likely to be injured on the job. Young workers and new workers are 5 times more likely to be hurt in the first month than workers who have been in their current job more than 1 year.
Young workers are great employees; they are eager and keen to work. They may not ask questions though, because they have a lot on their minds – school projects, their social lives, their last text message. As a result, they don’t always understand why workplace safety is important.
These resources for young workers can help.