Are you under the age of 18 and working? As a young worker, you could be prone to injury or sickness on the job due to unsafe equipment, lack of training, poor supervision, illegal or inappropriate work assignments, unrealistic work expectations and stressful work conditions.
If you are under the age of 18 and working, your employer must take measures to make sure that you are safe on the job. These measures include providing proper training and safety equipment, educating young workers about workplace safety, complying with OSHA safety and health standards, and minimizing workplace hazards. Whether it’s a part-time job or a summer job, you have rights as a young worker. Educate yourself about the federal andstate laws that are in effect to protect you.