Aug 16, 2010

Teens More Likely to Be Injured on the Job?

The Boston Globe reports in Young employees sometimes find themselves in harm’s way and face injury or death, that:
"Young people tend to find employment outside white-collar occupations, taking jobs where the risk is higher for workers of all ages. By definition, teens are inexperienced at the work they do, heightening their chances of injury. Because eight out of 10 teenagers are employed before leaving high school, their safety is a public health concern that’s getting increasing attention."
An accompanying graphic of work-related injuries to teens, show the startling evidence. Click on the thumbnail to link to the article where you can view the whole story and a larger version of this graphic.