10/08/2009

Preventing risks to young workers: policy, programmes and workplace practices

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 agency has
produced a report about how the occupational safety and health of young workers
can be managed at policy and practice level. The report includes a variety of
case studies and also identifies some success factors for prevention.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work