Better safety training required for young people

A recent survey of schools in South Australia has found that health and safety education must better reflect workplace conditions.

Occupational health and safety experts have recommended a standardised and more regulated approach to introductory safety education, after researchers found that teachers lack structure when conducting safety education.

The study found there is a need to tailor the education to young workers, taking into account their physical and social characteristics. It also showed that young people are unaware of workplace hazards, safety procedures and their rights within the workplace.

Read more at University of Adelaide