Unsafe is always unacceptable

Many young people find themselves working in unsafe conditions which can put them in danger, both mentally and physically. Young workers have the right to feel safe at work, and employers have a responsibility to create a safe working environment.

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Date last updated

Thursday 20 May 2021

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  • Young workers

The social experiment

Under the supervision of leading psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, we conducted a social experiment where we invited a group of people aged 18yrs – 25yrs to a series of 'industry information sessions' and outlined some of the unsafe conditions they could face in the workplace. Each participant was asked whether they would be willing to work in these conditions.

Sadly, 91%* said they would.

Unsafe is always unacceptable

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