Health and safety is vital for young workers
Report by: Kreetika Kumar
It has been noted that young and new workers tend to overlook their health and safety requirements when joining into a work force.
This was highlighted by the Employment Ministry’s Principal Technical Officer Nawal Kishore who says these workers are eager for employment, hence, they forget the importance of the basic requirements of their working environment.
“Workers who are new workers and they are young basically do not have much knowledge about the workplace, and also the type of hazards that are present.”
Kishore adds the onus rests upon the employers to ensure they provide a hazardous free environment.
He says workshops needs to be conducted to educate the workers on their rights and how they can work with their employers to solve health and safety matters at their workplace.
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