Statistics show that younger workers have a 40 percent higher risk to suffer a work-related accident as compared with other workers.
Integrating or "mainstreaming" occupational safety and health into education forms a key part of developing a preventive culture by teaching children and young adults to live and work safely.
Agency Director Hans-Horst Konkolewsky said: "The agency is keen to promote mainstreaming OSH into all levels of education from primary schooling onwards, including technical and vocational education. We hope that the agency's new Web feature will provide resources to help prepare young people better to face the safety and health risks they will meet when starting their work life."
The Web feature includes:
Visit the agency Web site at http://agency.osha.eu.int/