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Safe work for youth in construction: information for employers.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2003 Dec; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20024086
Abstract
Youth who are under 18 years old can be an asset to your workforce. They are enthusiastic and eager to learn. However, like other new and inexperienced workers, these young workers can be injured on the job when they don't receive adequate safety training and supervision. Some injuries have a lifelong impact, and some are even fatal. Furthermore, on-the-job injuries to young workers can be costly. Young workers get hurt when: they take on jobs for which they're not trained sometimes without being asked; they don't have appropriate supervision; they work with dangerous tools or equipment; and they perform tasks that violate youth employment laws. Work on a construction site is especially hazardous. In fact, the construction industry, which employs less than 3% of all young workers, ranks 3rd in the number of work-related fatalities to youth - at 14% of all occupational deaths to youth under 18.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Work-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Age-factors; Age-groups; Regulations; Safety-education; Child-labor
Publication Date
20031201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2004-113
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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