Written by Lori Amerman, IMEC Operations Coordinator
Like a lot of professionals, I started my career as a teenager, earning money babysitting, in food service and other odd jobs. Most of the boys I knew were working on farms or in construction. Those experiences at a young age teach work ethic and skills that are the foundation for a successful future.
Unfortunately, many of these entry level opportunities come with exposures to hazards of which young people may not be familiar. It's important they know how to recognize the risks and protect themselves. The best employers take the time and have standard work procedures to provide a proper orientation to new workers of all ages.