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Employer tips: keeping young workers safe on the job.

Authors
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Source
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2008; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20042621
Abstract
For many teens, work is a rewarding experience. However, it also has risks. Each year more than 160,000 US teens are injured at work, about a third of whom are hurt badly enough to seek emergency room treatment. This tip sheet provides some simple guidelines employers can follow to prevent injuries to teen workers. 7 Steps to Safer Teen Jobs: 1) Know & Post the Child Labor Laws - The child labor laws prohibit teens from working late or long hours and from performing certain hazardous tasks. 2) Make Sure Teens Have Work Permits - Before beginning a new job, every teen less than 18 years of age must get a Work Permit from the school district where he or she lives or attends school. 3) Identify & Eliminate Hazards - Review where injuries have occurred in the past and eliminate hazards whenever possible. 4) Provide Effective Supervision - Make sure front-line supervisors who give work assignments know the child labor laws! 5) Provide Health & Safety Training - Work with teens to identify hazards and train them on how to do tasks safely. 6) Prepare Teens for Emergencies - Employees of all ages should be ready to handle different types of emergencies at work. 7) Establish a Health & Safety Committee - Set up a health and safety committee that meets regularly to identify hazards and address problems and include employees of all ages and all levels of management in your committee.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Adolescents; Surveillance-programs; Employee-health; Occupations; Humans; Workers; Work-environment; Health-protection; Training; Hazards; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-education; Work-practices; Industrial-safety; Industrial-environment; Decision-making; Management-personnel; Supervisory-personnel; Regulations
Contact
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Teens at Work: Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Publication Date
20080101
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008490
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
Keeping young workers safe on the job
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health
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