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October 26, 2009

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Vulnerable workers- Protecting young workers at policy and practice level

According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, they are particularly at risk owing to their lack of experience, awareness of risks, and training. They may also be unaware of their rights and employers’ duties regarding health and safety, and they may be reluctant to speak out about problems.  To support the exchange of information on best practice in preventing risks to young workers, the Agency has produced a report about how the occupational safety and health of young workers can be managed at policy and practice level.The report, which includes a variety of case studies, can be downloaded at http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports

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