Identify the hazards

Everyone deserves a safe workplace. Part of the solution involves knowing the risks, so they can be avoided.

  • These are the top hazards that lead to the largest number of young worker injuries.

    1. Lifting objects — overexertion causing sprains, strains, tears
    2. Working on elevated levels — sprains, strains, tears, and fractures
    3. Working with knives — cuts and lacerations
    4. Working with hot substances/objects — burns
    5. Using mobile equipment or motor vehicles — sprains, strains, tears, and fractures
    6. Working with food slicers — cuts and lacerations
    7. Working near running equipment or machinery — cuts, lacerations, and fractures