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Document ID (ISN)110745
CIS number 10-0363
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chin P., DeLuca C., Poth C., Chadwick I., Hutchinson N., Munby H.
Title Enabling youth to advocate for workplace safety
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.48, No.5, p.570-579. 32 ref.
Abstract Work-related injury rates for Canadian youth (ages 15-24) are alarmingly high compared to adult workers even though youth are less likely to be performing hazardous jobs. This paper reports on a document analysis of youth workplace safety education initiatives sponsored by national and provincial/territorial governmental and non-governmental agencies. Web-based documents were analyzed through the theoretical lens of self-advocacy. The self-advocacy framework highlights how youth can be agentic in altering high-risk workplaces by publicly articulating their own interests, needs, and rights; thus, self-advocacy is a critical component in studying educational programs for youth safety. The analysis revealed that instruction on workplace safety identifies safety issues to workers and tells youth to work safely but does little to promote self-advocacy in young workers.
Descriptors (primary) risk awareness; safety programmes; young persons
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; human behaviour; psychology of work organization; safety training in schools; safety training in industry; employee rights
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Young workers
OSH training
Teaching and educational institutions
Psychology of work organization