New Workers

​​​In the first four weeks of a new job, new workers are 5 to 7 times more likely to be at risk of injury. Their injuries on the job can be caused by:

  • inadequate training and orientation
  • insufficient monitoring and supervision
  • exposure to dangerous work with lack of understanding of workplace hazards, risk assessment and control measures
  • lack of awareness of workplace rights and responsibilities
  • inexperience and lack of preparation for the workplace
  • not asking questions even when they don't understand work instructions. New workers tend to not ask questions because they want to give a good impression and are afraid of losing their job.

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