OSH and young people


Young people are amongst the most vulnerable groups in the workplace as they have limited life and work experience.

The insufficient physical and psychological maturity of youth as well as their lack of experience increases their vulnerability to work-related risks. In addition, young workers entering the employment for the first time may well do so in non-standard employment (which includes part-time work and temporary work), or in high risk sectors. They may also be working in the informal economy.