Young Worker

12 Meeting Kits | 3 Online Courses | 5 Safety Quizzes | 11 Fatality Reports | 49 Articles & Expert Guidance Tips

Young workers are particularly vulnerable members of the workforce. In fact, hundreds die every year, often because of lack of experience.

Not only is all of the information young workers are learning new to them, but they also are often afraid to speak up to management about safety concerns they have. Young workers are more likely to assume management knows what they are doing, even if the task seems unsafe.

Additionally, PPE might not be designed to fit the smaller bodies of young workers, making their bodies vulnerable to accidents.

Young workers need to know what hazards are associated with the job, what equipment and machinery they will be using and what risks it has, what PPE to wear, company evacuation procedures, company injury procedures and more. They need to know all of the safety information more experience workers take for granted.

Use these resources to refresh yourself on the training young workers will need when entering the workforce.

Meeting Kits

Young Workers at Ski Resorts

A worker operating a chairlift was killed when a metal bar loaded on a chair hit him in the head as it rounded the bull wheel. Co-workers say the worker looked concerned as the chair approached but did not push the stop button or move away.

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10 Questions Young and New Workers Need Answered

Workers between the ages of 15 and 24 are the largest percentage of the part-time, temporary, contract, casual and seasonal workforce. They’re a tremendous asset to many organizations, tackling jobs with energy and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, though, these workers also face unique and substantial risks for work-related illnesses and injuries. In 2008, more than 139,000 American youth between the ages of 14 and 24 were injured at work; 436 died. Every year in Canada, more than 48,000 young workers are injured seriously enough to require time off from work. And in 2007, 38 young Canadian workers died from work-related injuries.

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Young and New Worker Safety

Safety equipment is no help if you haven’t learned to wear it correctly. A young construction worker died after falling from the top plate of a wall that supported roof framing. He fell 19 feet (about five meters) to a concrete pad. He wore a fullbody harness but was not tied off to the lifeline.

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Keeping Young Workers Safe and Healthy

On average, approximately 500 workers younger than 24 years of age die from workrelated injuries every year, and more than 800,000 are treated for nonfatal injuries in hospital emergency departments each year. While their injuries and illnesses might be similar, young workers face a different set of risk factors than older, more experienced workers.

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Safeguard Your Youth In a New Job

The new worker isn’t just the first-timer on the job, but anyone in an unfamiliar situation. This might include someone transferred in from another location, or someone promoted to a new position.

Starting a new job is a challenging. In addition to learning the mechanics of new work, you are also trying to make an impression and navigate the culture of a new workplace. You must learn the layout of the new workplace as well as master new tools.

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Online Courses

Basic First Aid

Emergencies can happen any time, any place. This course will teach employees the basics of first aid procedures and how to apply them to real-world scenarios. Employees will learn how to identify the steps for conducting basic first aid. They will also learn how to recognize the symptoms and procedures for common first aid situations. This course is presented in English and Spanish.

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Distracted Driver

Most people understand that distracted driving is a bad thing, but nearly everyone does it in some form or another. Almost 20% of vehicle crashes occur as a result of a distracted driver. Learners that successfully complete this course will be able to identify the common causes of hazardous driver distractions and methods for minimizing or eliminating them. This course is intended for employees who, as part of their regular work duties, are required to operate a motor vehicle on public roads. Employers may also be interested in these related courses: Basic Driver Safety, Road Rage, Hazards of Speeding, Delivery Driver Safety, and Hazardous Driving Conditions.

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