In 2009, 359 workers less than 24 years of age died from work-related injuries, including 27 deaths of youth less than 18 years of age. For the 10 year period 1998 to 2007, there were an annual average of 795,000 nonfatal injuries to young workers treated in U.S. hospital injury departments.
Would you rather have a root canal than read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)? Well some changes announced by Federal OSHA might brighten your day.
The intense efforts of SEIU members and other union workers brought about legislation mandating that management HAD to provide safer needles. Since this legislation passed, the CDC reported that the number of needlestick injuries went from 17,000 to 400!