Young dropouts get the most work injuries

If we want to prevent work injuries among young people, we shouldn’t stereotype young people into a single group using only age as a factor. There are great differences in how the various groups of youths are injured at work. Young adult workers aged 18-24 have the highest risk of accidents at work. If you as a business manager want to prevent work injuries for your young workers, you should pay attention to some fundamental issues that tend to be overlooked. Young people are not a homogenous group that should be treated in the same way. Within the 18-24 age bracket there are e.g. great differences in how many injuries occur depending on whether the person is e.g. a skilled worker, an apprentice, a student worker or a school dropout. So concludes a new study from The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark (NFA), published in the Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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