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Supervision of Youth in Construction

What Can Happen to You


In the first week of working Joel shot a nail in his arm. There was no thorough training or effective supervision.

Sam says, "I get told to do everything at my job. I have hurt myself several times without thinking at all what I'm doing, so now I will ask more questions".

Guys says: Check it out! Work safer in the classroom or at your new job

How to Keep Yourself Safe

You are responsible for following the training and safe work practices of your teachers and employers.

Do not be afraid to ask questions or for safety equipment. If you don't know or you're not sure ask before starting your work

1. Get Trained On

  • The hazards in your work
  • Safe work practices

2. Make Good Choices

  • Always follow your trainingTrainer training student
  • Communicate with your teacher or supervisor
    • If you notice something wrong or see an unsafe situation, tell your teacher or supervisor
    • If you suffer an injury, report it right away

3. Consequences

  • Lack of training and inadequate supervision can increase the risk of accidents, injuries, and fatalities
  • Ask yourself, "Where would I be if I hurt myself and had to live with the disability for the rest of my life"?

Books  For more information on how to keep yourself safe, read Best Practices, Training Topics for Teachers and Employers.