Items Tagged with 'Young workers'


Child tobacco worker

Lawmakers: Ban children from tobacco work

Washington – Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are proposing legislation that would prohibit children younger than 18 from working directly with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves.
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Help keep young workers safe

Having a job can be an exciting and rewarding experience for young people. But according to OSHA, people younger than 25 are 2 times as likely as older workers to be injured on the job, and more than 170,000 young workers were injured and 361 were killed at work in 2012.
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Keep young workers safe

Inexperience and communication issues may put them at risk
Statistics show that 15- to 24-year-old workers are twice as likely as their older co-workers to end up in an emergency department for a workplace injury. What makes the workplace more dangerous for young employees, and what can safety professionals do to help?
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