Workers in the United States have the legal right to be safe and healthy at their jobs, regardless of their age. While that law is in place, statistics still say that every 9 minutes another teen gets hurt at work. Our younger sisters and brothers are getting sick or hurt on the job for a variety of reasons that run the gamut from dangerous equipment to lack of protective equipment and serious hazards.
NIOSH has created a web page specifically geared toward young worker safety. The guide and curriculum posted to the site will provide you with information that will help you get home from work as healthy as when you arrived.