Factsheet 70 - Young workers — Facts and figures: exposure to risks and health effects

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2007

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This factsheet summarises a European Risk Observatory report on young workers, which aims to provide a review of the hazards that young workers are exposed to at work. It does this by analysing statistics and studies, and selected case studies of prevention. Many of the sectors and occupations that young people are employed in are characterised by high accident rates and exposure to many workplace hazards. Specific targeted measures need to be taken in terms of education and training, as well as in daily workplace practice. This factsheet provides some recommendations. 

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Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
MANUFACTURING
CONSTRUCTION
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Cleaning activities
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Beauty Culture
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Handling Chemicals
Working Indoors
Working Outdoors
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Heat
Cold
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Sharps and cuts
Skin absorption
Prevention measures: 
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Report
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Policy makers
Researchers
Safety officers
Supervisor
Trainers

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