Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some interesting insight and resources from SAIF that aim to help make sure young workers getting started with their first jobs during their summer break don’t end up getting their first workplace injury as well!
SAIF noted that since 2010 there were nearly 12,000 young worker injury claims (ages 16-24) reported to them during the summer months of June, July, and August, which made up more than 30% of all young worker injury claim volume. More than 500 of those injuries were within the first week on the job. Summer break injuries were also 48% more likely for young workers than winter break injuries (in November, December, and January). In order to help employers keep young and inexperienced workers safe on the job, SAIF has set up a section of its site with free resources, including communication tools, and tips for training and preventing injuries. SAIF also noted that it’s a great reminder to teach all employees about safety, even if they aren’t full-time or long-term.
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