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New campaign encourages young workers to speak up about unsafe conditions at work

Feb 11th 2022

New campaign encourages young workers to speak up about unsafe conditions at work

WorkSafe Victoria has launched a new safety campaign targeting young workers.  

The campaign "UMM" derives its name from the expression that comes to mind when we're not sure what to say and aims to teach young workers about their rights and encourage them to speak up about health and safety issues in the workplace.

"Like many young workers, UMM is eager to make a good impression but can feel a little awkward about speaking up if something feels unsafe," WorkSafe Executive Director Health and Safety Narelle Beer said.

"No worker should ever feel unsafe. We've all experienced that 'umm' feeling before, so we want to empower young people to better understand their rights and feel confident speaking up when something isn't safe."

WorkSafe Victoria statistics show the safety watchdog accepted 2431 claims from workers aged 24 or younger last year.

UMM builds on WorkSafe's ongoing 'Unsafe is Always Unacceptable' campaign and will run on social media platforms.

Read original story on WorkSafe Victoria website.

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