Improving OSH for Young Workers: A Self-Training Package

The ILO has prepared this self-training package in order to strengthen the capacity of governments, employers, workers (including young workers) and their organizations to improve OSH management for young workers through the assessment and implementation of strategies and actions through national OSH systems.

Matériel didactique | 22 octobre 2019
Workers of all ages have the right to a safe and healthy work environment. As active contributors of labour markets worldwide, young workers between the ages of 15 and 24 typically experience higher rates of work-related injuries than adult workers. Raising awareness of and ensuring compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) standards for young workers can help reduce injuries and improve the working environment.

The SafeYouth@Work has prepared this self-training package in order to strengthen the capacity of governments, employers, workers (including young workers) and their organizations to improve OSH management for young workers through the assessment and implementation of strategies and actions through national OSH systems.
  • The Introduction illustrates the OSH vulnerabilities faced by young workers and the International Labour Standards promoting OSH for young workers
  • Module 1 presents an overview of a national OSH framework (OSH policy, system, profile, and programme) and how such a framework can support OSH for young workers
  • Module 2 describes how to assess the national context and develop practical strategies and actions to improve OSH for young workers
  • Module 3 outlines a basic framework for identifying hazards and managing risks facing young workers in the workplace
  • The Appendices contain additional information related to OSH for young workers
  • The Poster provides examples of Common Hazards Faced by Young Workers
As a self-training package, the reader is encouraged to apply what they are learning through a range of activities, quizzes, a learning journal and action guides. All of these learning tools
are designed to encourage the reader to develop and act on practical ways to improve OSH for young workers, and thereby ensuring safer and healthier work for all.