Systematic review of risk factors for injury among youth

Studies have found that young workers are more likely than older workers to sustain work injuries and as a result significant resources have been spent on young worker safety programs. However these programs were developed without a comprehensive look at the factors that lead young workers to get injured.

IWH undertook a systematic review to determine what factors are associated with work injury and illness among young workers.

This report contains a number of findings and recommendations that will be of interest to a variety of audiences including policy-makers and others involved in young worker safety programs.

Summary: Summary of a systematic review of risk factors for injury among youth (117 KB)

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Breslin FC, Day D, Tompa E, Irvin E, Bhattacharyya S, Clarke J, Wang A