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New and young workers

What are employers' responsibilities for workplace health and safety?

What responsibilities do new and young workers have for workplace health and safety?

Young people are more likely to be injured at work and are often unfamiliar with workplace hazards and safety procedures, including their rights regarding working conditions.

The Young Workers: a guide to right and responsibilities at work for young people and employers (PDF 743kb) guide provides valuable information about work health and safety responsibilities and working conditions.

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SafeWork SA Catalogue

Further resources can accessed from SafeWork SA's Catalogue

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Young Workers

Youth Strategy

One of the most vulnerable groups in the workplace is young workers (15-24 years). It is important that young people in South Australia are engaged at work and have a voice in improving work health and safety.

The SafeWork SA Advisory Council's Research Committee commissioned the Appleton Institute (Adelaide Campus) of Central Queensland University to undertake comprehensive research to develop  South Australia's Work Health and Safety Youth Strategy 2014-2018. This strategy complements youthconnect: South Australia's Youth Strategy 2010-2014 with the focus on improving work health and safety for young workers.

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Youth Strategy