Tips for young workers

If you are a young person in the workforce or you are about to start work you probably have lots of questions about your job.

Your employer is responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace. This means providing you with information, training, instruction and supervision to protect you from any risks to your health and safety.

You also have responsibilities under work health and safety legislation, including:

  • following all reasonable instructions
  • following workplace policies and procedures
  • wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • reporting unsafe situations, injuries or near-misses to your immediate supervisor and/or employer.