This factsheet summarises a risk observatory report on young workers. This publication aims to provide a review of the hazards young workers are exposed to at work and what the consequences of this exposure are both in the short term and in the long term. It does this by analysing statistics and studies, and through selected case studies of prevention. Many of the sectors and occupations young people are employed in are characterised by high accident risks and exposure to many workplace hazards. Specific targeted measures need to be taken in education and training as well as in daily workplace practice. This factsheet provides some recommendations.