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Document ID (ISN)110500
CIS number 10-0076
ISBN(s) 978-92-9191-226-1
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Copsey S., eds.
Title Preventing risks to young workers: Policy, programmes and workplace practices
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2009. 139p. 11 ref. Price: EUR 15.00 (excluding VAT). Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/TE3008760ENC [in English]
Abstract Young workers (15-24 years) are a very vulnerable group when it comes to occupational safety and health (OSH). However, the majority of OSH risks are preventable - whether they involve young or older workers - by applying the principles of risk assessment and putting in place the necessary preventive measures. To support information exchange on best practice, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has produced a report about how the occupational safety and health of young workers can be managed at policy and practice level. It provides an overview of policy and programme actions at the European level with examples at the Member State level and presents a sample of successful actions and interventions taken to improve the occupational safety and health of young workers (aged under 24) in Europe, including examples of programmes, interventions, risk assessment, training, supervision and accident cases.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; plant safety and health organization; young persons
Descriptors (secondary) safety and health training; safe working methods; case study; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion