You can lower your chances of getting injured on the job site by knowing your rights and some safety practices. Here are some tips for young workers.
If you’re a teenager, you’re twice as likely as an adult to get hurt on the job—in the United States, a teenager is injured on the job every 9 minutes. A workplace hazard can make you sick, injure you, or even cause death. Young construction workers often think it is their fault if they are hurt on the job site, instead of realizing that job hazards may be to blame. If you are new to the industry, you should know your rights as an employee.
Tips for Staying Safe at Work
– Stay alert and awake. Federal laws say that if you are 17 or under, your state may have a restriction on working past 7 p.m. Child labor laws protect teenagers from working too early, too late, or too long.
– If you are 18 or under, there may be some limits in your state on you driving a vehicle as part of your job.
How We Can Help
A construction accident lawyer can assist you with a wide range of job site accidents or injuries, such as:
– Falling accidents (from scaffolding or ladders)