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 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.

Related research summaries

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

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