Young Worker Safety

As teenagers start working they are learning new skills and often working in unfamiliar environments. It is the employer’s legal obligation to train all workers on potential hazards to help reduce injuries. The information in this section will help ensure a safe experience for young workers.

Each year North Dakota has an average of 775 claims filed for workers 19 years old and younger. A majority of WSI’s claims, for all ages of workers, occur within the first year on the job.