According to the International Labour Organization, young millennials (between the ages of 15 and 24) are 40 per cent more likely to get injured than their older colleagues. To protect your young workers, follow these five steps:
- Assess each new employee’s health and safety knowledge and abilities as well as his or her capacity to understand and follow directions.
- Provide each new employee with necessary training. This should include highlighting any potential dangers.
- Review what control measures have been put in place to ensure that your employees can complete their job responsibilities safely.
- Have a senior staff member supervise new employees as they complete their job responsibilities to ensure that they are acting in a safe manner.
Check in with your new employees to verify that they understand what is expected of them and to address any of their questions or concerns.