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If you employ, manage or supervise young workers, it's important to recognise they are at higher risk of being injured than more experienced workers. You need to consider their age as a risk factor when identifying hazards and controlling risks in the workplace.

By law, employers must provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, including young workers. This duty extends to casual and labour-hire employees, apprentices and trainees, and young workers undertaking work experience or structured workplace learning programs.

Adequate induction, training and supervision are essential to minimising the risks to young workers. Consultation is also important - listening and responding positively to the safety concerns of young workers can help to create a safety culture in your workplace.

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