Summer’s almost here! Which means many teens will be starting summer jobs. Just make sure they don’t end up with a trip to the emergency room.
Limited experience and lack of training put young workers at a higher risk for getting hurt on the job. Whether you’re an employer or a parent, talking with teens about their rights and responsibilities is critical.
Here are three things everyone should know:
Keep an eye out for hazards.Don’tassume the workspace has been cleared of hazards; something could have been missed. Be aware of unsafe conditions and actions.
Feel empowered to speak up.Stop and alert a supervisor if a situation feels unsafe. Your employer is required to provide appropriate training and personal protective equipment. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need to work safely.