E-fact 7 - Worker safety representatives and the protection of young workers


Young people may be at particular risk in the workplace because they lack experience and training, because they do not have the confidence to raise problems and want to appear keen and enthusiastic to their employer, or because of physical or mental immaturity. Worker safety representatives have the right to be consulted on workplace health and safety matters, including those relating to young workers. If you are a worker safety representative, this summary provides some information about looking out for young people in your workplace, and helping to ensure their safety and health.

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