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Document ID (ISN)111112
CIS number 10-0628
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Facts 83
Title Good practice in preventing risks to young workers - Summary of a report
Original title Les bonnes pratiques dans la prévention des risques pour les jeunes travailleurs - Résumé d'un rapport [in French]
Buenas prácticas en la prevención de los riesgos a los que se exponen los trabajadores jóvenes - Resumen de un informe [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2008. 2p. Illus. 1 ref.
Internet access Facts_83/EN.pdf [in English]
Facts_83/FR.pdf [in French]
Facts_83/ES.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract Young people are more at risk of harm from work for a variety of reasons. They lack experience and maturity, awareness of risks, and skills and training; they may be unaware of their rights and employers' duties regarding safety and health; and they may be reluctant to speak out about problems and keen to please their new employer. They therefore need to be placed in safe and suitable jobs that are matched to their skills and mental and physical abilities and given adequate training and supervision. This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a report entitled "Preventing risks to young workers: Policy, programmes and workplace practices". The fact sheet is also available in several other European languages.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; safety and health training; safety training in industry; young persons
Descriptors (secondary) data sheet; report
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Safety culture and safety consciousness
Workplace health promotion