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Setting an agenda for advancing young worker safety in the U.S. and Canada.
Runyan CW; Lewko J; Rauscher K
Public Health Rep 2012 May-Jun; 127(3):246-252
Scholars and practitioners from multiple perspectives, including developmental science, sociology, business, medicine, and public health, have considered the implications of employment for young people. We summarize a series of meetings designed to synthesize information from these perspectives and derive recommendations to guide research, practice, and policy with a focus on young worker safety and health. During the first three meetings, participants from the United States and Canada considered invited white papers addressing developmental issues, public health data and findings, as well as programmatic advances and evaluation needs. At the final meeting, the participants recommended both research and policy directions to advance understanding and improve young worker safety.
Education; Training; Employee-health; Age-factors; Age-groups; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Work-practices; Health-hazards; Health-sciences; Health-programs; Health-protection; Children
Carol W. Runyan, MPH, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado School of Public Health, 13001 E. 17th Pl., MS-B119, Aurora, CO 80045
Issue of Publication
Public Health Reports
NC; CO; WV
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill