Getting a job is an important part of growing
up. Working gives teenagers the opportunity to
develop new skills, learn responsibility, make
a contribution and earn money
However, starting work also means exposure to
School age children are twice as likely to be injured in the workplace as other
workers. Combined with a lack of experience in the workplace, young people are
often uninformed about their workplace rights and either reluctant or unskilled
in exercising them.
Parents can help keep young people safe at work
by talking to them about the importance of WHS
and what to do if they feel something is dangerous.