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Relative justice Daniel Dennis died at work aged 17. After a lengthy campaign by his parents, Daniel’s boss admitted manslaughter and on 6 May 2008 received a 10 month jail term. As a new corporate manslaughter law takes effect, Hazards editor Rory O’Neill looks at what it takes to put a killer behind bars.
Too young to die A young worker is seriously injured every 40 minutes and killed every four weeks. These workers aren’t “accident prone” or careless, they are inexperienced. When they are hurt, it means not enough was done to protect them. Hazards magazine, number 95, July/September 2006
Listen to the related BBC 5live interview [audio mp3]
Young workers – a guide for safety representatives, TUC, September 2006 [pdf]
Young people at work, HSE webpages
Work safe – it could be you, TUC guide
TUC WorkSmart young workers’ guidance
UNISON young workers at risk webpages
Apprenticeships: A short guide for union safety representatives. Telephone 0845 019 4170. Stock number: 604323. Online: [pdf]
National COSH network, USA.
Young people at work: A guide for employers, HSG165 (Second edition), HSE, ISBN 0 7176 1889 7. Order information
Health and safety of children and young people in catering,
HSE Catering Information Sheet No 21 [pdf].
European Agency factsheets:
Why young people. European Agency Euroweek 2006 “Safe Start” campaign factsheet.
Learning and Skills Council ‘Safelearner’ health and safety webpages
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour IPEC
Young workers and OHS, OHSReps, Victorian Trades Hall Council, Australia
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