Young Workers - Construction: Build a Safe Work Foundation
Did you know? More than ¾ of teens have worked by the time they finish high school.
Did you know? Many teens use part-time and seasonal work to gain or improve their work skills.
Did you know? On average, three teens die every week due to a workplace injury.
Did you know? Job hazards can be avoided and injuries can be prevented.
Did you know? Teens are likely to be inexperienced and unfamiliar with many of the work tasks required of them.
Did you know? Employers are responsible for making the workplace safe & healthful for all employees, including teens.
Did you know? OSHA may inspect your workplace to protect your safety and health.
Did you know? Child labor laws prohibit teens from doing dangerous work.
Construction, including residential building, offers appealing careers and is often an industry where teens have their first job!
The following pages provide teens with safety working tips, information on appropriate jobs, on-the-job hazards as well as information to help with career choices.
So much to know, so much to do - where to begin?
- If you are a Hispanic worker (or employer), you can get further information at OSHA's Spanish-Language Compliance Assistance Resources page.
- OSHA's electronic tools and Construction Industry page are great places to start!
- Learn everything you ever wanted to know about construction safety by visiting the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh). It's also available in Spanish.
Real world, real rights, straight up! Learn more about anti-job discrimination and harassment law from the source. That's the focus of Youth@Work, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission initiative for the young employee. It's also available in Spanish.
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