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There are various reasons why young people can be at greater risk of harm in the workplace. Understanding these reasons and following the advice provided in these infosheets will go a long way to reduce these risks and ensure that young people enjoy their work and stay safe.

Common hazards

A hazard is anything that might hurt you, either physically or mentally. Some are obvious like a speeding car. Others, like a bully, are less obvious. We face hazards all the time in life and workplace is no different.


Question and Answer

You've just started work or are new to a job. You have a lot of things to think about: tasks to remember, new people to meet, new equipment to work out and a new workplace to get to know.


Understanding risks at work

If you're just starting work, you won't know much about how to do the job safely or what might hurt you. You will need information from your employer.