Tuesday, February 10, 2015

EKU Infographic: The Younger Face of Workplace Safety

Eastern Kentucky University has developed an infographic to illustrate the dangers faced by teen workers. Some scary stats:

  • One teen is hurt on the job every 9 minutes.
  • Food service is the worst industry for youth non-fatal injuries.
  • Teens make up 65% of agriculture related deaths.

The infographic also includes suggestions for creating a safe work environment:

  • Use a buddy system: Pair youth with experienced workers.
  • Allow more time: More than 30% report hurrying to finish the job.
  • Provide more training: Offer age-appropriate training.

EKU Online