New workers aren't just those who are entering the work force for the first time. They could also be those facing new hazards for which they are not prepared or adequately trained. They could be returning to work after an absence, only to find that conditions and procedures have changed. Or, they could be working for the same company, but in a new location with different hazards.
Regardless of age or stage, new is new - and these vulnerable workers have 5 to 7 times the risk of injury in the first month of their job.
Our latest infographic outlines what employers can do, covers safety tips for workers including their three rights, and highlights effective training methods.
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