Teen Work Place Safety
Parents are relieved when their teen starts a new job because it means they are involved in something that is productive and helps build their confidence. Teenagers wants to be self-sufficient and don’t want to continue taking pocket money from their parents. With a new job, they feel responsible and like to be treated like adults.
For parents, a safe and healthy work place for their teen can be a major concern. There are many teens that are tortured and hurt in work places, and this brings down their moral and self esteem. On an average, many teens die as a result dangerous working conditions. Some of these include long hours, low pay, and lack of training. When teens take up a new job, they may not be able to concentrate on doing it because they have too many thoughts running through your head.
Reasons Why A Work Place is Unsafe for Teens
- When teens take up a new job, they are nervous. Be careful in asking them questions, as this leaves them confused.
- Teens may end up taking unnecessary risks to portray a good image at their job
- There are many jobs that have to be supervised properly, as it can be dangerous to teens who don’t know how to handle it
- Unsafe work equipment
- Violence at the work place
- Dangerous and toxic chemicals at the work place
- Lifting heavy weight
Taking on a Dangerous Workplace
In order to avoid such situations, talk to a manager so that you know the workplace is safe. Check to see that the place has a proper training facility, safe equipment and is clean. If you have any doubts, then don’t let your child work there…