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.


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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