Young Workers & Mentoring

The second in a series of training webinars, we look at how to effectively train millennials.

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An unsafe trench claims the life of a 17-year-old laborer. Find out what went wrong.

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Young workers are defined as those being in the 15 to 24-year-old age bracket, while new workers are defined as workers in any age group who have either been on the job for six months or less, or have been transferred to different jobs in the same workplace. Here are seven statistics relating to new and young workers:

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OSHA awarded through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, which provides health and safety grants to fund education and training of workers.

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OSHA and the NIOSH recently released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards.

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After reviewing 20 heat-related OSHA enforcement cases, CDC determines the largest risk factor for heat fatalities is a lack of acclimatization plans.

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A 35-year-old man fell 50 feet off of a building; he was rushed to the hospital though he was unconscious and had no pulse when medics arrived.

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Make sure you follow all labor and OSHA laws when hiring workers under age 18.

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In addition to OSHA requirements, using workers under age 18 brings federal and state child labor laws into play.

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Apply seven principles for performance excellence in manufacturing: leadership, work force focus, customer focus, strategic planning, measurement and analysis, operations and process management, and continuous improvement.

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