Young Worker Safety Is Connecticut Priority

Three Connecticut state agencies are collaborating to promote young worker safety in Connecticut, where 44 percent of teens work a paying job during the school year, and 12 percent of teens report having a work-related injury.  The Department of Public Health, Department of Education and Department of Labor, working with the Connecticut Young Worker Safety Team, report that young workers, age 15-24, have approximately twice the rate of non-fatal injury as older workers.