Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Simple Steps For Teen Work Safety

Are you planning to work this summer?

If you are, you should read this article about how to create safe workplace for teens.

Did you know that every year about 70 teens die from work related injuries at work?

Here are to top causes of teen injuries and death at work:

-Unsafe equipment
-Stressful conditions
-Inadequate safety training
-Inadequate supervision
-Dangerous work that is illegal or inappropriate for youth
-Trying to hurry
-Alcohol and drug use

Make sure employers are taking these steps to keep you safe:

1. First line supervisors must stree safety and abide to laws about where teens should work based on their ages. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prohibits assigning teens to tasks and tools (driving trucks or cars, operating tractors or heavy equipment and using power tools) that have accounted for a large number of injuries.

2. Teenage workers must be appropriately trained and supervised to prevent injuries and/or exposure to hazardous materials.

3. Develop an injury and illness prevention program. Many injuries can be prevented through simple work processes and workflow.

As you plan for work this summer learn about High School Resumes and Interview FAQs.

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