A new safety and toolkit have been introduced by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland to help employers, youth service providers, parents and education and training providers connect with young workers on work health and safety.
The toolkit includes films, presentation templates, and checklists based on how young people learn and communicate with others.
Workers aged 15 to 24 make up about 18 percent of the state’s workforce. According to recent data, around 4400 young workers suffer serious injuries at work each year.
Supervisors and managers are encouraged to help young workers through induction and training, supervision and feedback, and supportive mentoring.
The Young Worker Safety Toolkit can be downloaded here.