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Date PostedJuly 7, 2017

New Safety Toolkit Launched to Help Ensure Young Workers’ Safety

Young workers have been identified as one of the most high risk groups on work sites particularly in high risk industries such as construction and now Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has taken action with the release of a new safety toolkit which aims to educate employers and parents about how to communicate about health and safety to young people.

The toolkit which includes films, presentation templates and checklists is aimed at youth service providers, parents, employers, education and training providers as well.

Given that workers in Queensland between the ages of 14 and 24 make up about 18 per cent of the workforce, this toolkit should be a useful tool, and the 4400 young workers who suffer serious injuries at work annually should serve as enough motivation to use the toolkit.

In addition to giving workers the supervision and feedback they need, they should receive the relevant induction and training, beginning with the White Card course.

Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/06/new-safety-toolkit-young-workers/#.WV6wHOklEl1

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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