As the summer job season approaches, many young people are entering the workforce for the very first time. There’s a good chance no one has ever told them about their rights on the job, or how to stay safe at work.
Every 6 minutes, somewhere in the U.S. a teenager is injured seriously enough on the job to go to a hospital emergency room. 30-50 teens die from their injuries each year. These injuries and deaths can be prevented if we:
- Know the laws
- Make sure teens are doing appropriate work
- Make sure teen workers are trained and supervised
- Help teens learn to ask for help when they need it
For educational activities and resources visit our partner YoungWorkers.org