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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.

Free printed copies can be ordered from our Customer Service Centre.


SafeWork SA Catalogue

Further resources can be accessed from SafeWork SA's Library catalogue

Other guidance material

SafeWork NSW has a your rights at work fact sheet, available in community languages, which explains the basic responsibilities of the worker and the employer.


Your rights at work fact sheet
Link to SafeWork NSW