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Money is not the only thing to think about if you are younger than 18 and want to work. Think about your safety on the job. It’s a fact: Workers injured the most have the least work experience – that is true even if you are older. Workers are most likely to get injured during their first year on the job. Here are the five most common ways that can happen:

  1. Trying to do work that you are not trained to do
  2. Working for long periods without supervision
  3. Using dangerous tools or equipment
  4. Trying to work too quickly
  5. Using alcohol or other drugs




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Additional Resources



Young worker employment, injuries and illnesses data NIOSH

O[yes] - Oregon young employee safety coalition

Promoting U Through Safety & Health (PUSH) combines the NIOSH Talking Safety-Youth @Work training with wellness and communication topics in an online training curriculum for young workers, ages 14-24. This curriculum is meant to act in tandem with valuable organization-specific training that all workers are entitled to receive when they start a new job.

Wage and hour regulations

United States

​​Young workers - You have rights!​

Youth Rules! Preparing the 21st century workforce


Work Safe BC

Raise your hand

For Educators

Youth @ Work Talking Safety Curriculum for Oregon

Teacher Resources from NIOSH

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For Employers​

Youth Rules! Employer Guide​

Employer Resources from O[yes]

For Parents

Youth Rules! Toolkit​

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