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International Youth Day: EU-OSHA promotes healthy workplaces for young workers

International Youth Day, held on 12 August 2017, highlights the challenges faced by young people throughout the world.

Young people, aged 18 to 24 years, are particularly vulnerable to hazards in the workplace with a 40% higher rate of non-fatal injuries than older workers in all sectors. EU-OSHA is committed to tackling this, and, as part of this commitment, the 2016-17 campaign promotes healthy workplaces for all ages.

To find out how to protect young workers, have a look at our resources for employers, young workers, teachers and parents.

Check out our section on young workers

Find out more about the specific risks faced by young workers in OSHwiki

Find out more about the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign