Young workers have a higher risk of injury. These simple tips can help keep them safe.
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Help keep young workers safe at work.
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. Keep an eye out for hazards. Don’t assume the workspace has been cleared of hazards; something could have been missed. Be aware of unsafe conditions and actions.

Feel empowered to speak up. 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.

Watch award-winning student videos on the importance of speaking up.

Know your rights.Know your rights. Additional rules and regulations apply to young workers, including restrictions on hours and the type of work minors may perform. Learn about Oregon’s child labor laws.

For more tips and trainings related to young worker safety, visit
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