Risk factors for work injury among youth: a systematic review

Reasons for the study

Studies have found that young workers are more likely than older workers to sustain work injuries. 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.

Related research summaries

Systematic review of risk factors for injury among youth: summary . Sharing Best Evidence: Institute for Work & Health, February 2006.

Related scientific publications

Breslin FC, Day D, Tompa E, Irvin E, Bhattacharyya S, Clarke J, Wang A. Non-agricultural work injuries among youth: a systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2007;32(2):151-162. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2006.10.007.
Breslin FC, Day D, Tompa E, Irvin E, Bhattacharyya S, Clarke J, Wang A. Systematic review of risk factors for injury among youth. Institute for Work & Health; 2005.

Project status

Completed

Research team

Curtis Breslin, Institute for Work & Health (PI)
Doreen Day, Institute for Work & Health
Emile Tompa, Institute for Work & Health
Emma Irvin, Institute for Work & Health
Sudipa Bhattacharyya, Institute for Work & Health
Judy Clarke, Institute for Work & Health
Anna Wang, Institute for Work & Health

Funded by

Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board