Conclusion: Teen Occupational Safety Efforts are Working But Vigilance is Needed
One hundred years ago, 100 workers died each day in America. Today, that number—with a U.S. population 3.5 times greater—is 13. Safety training, education, and regulation works.
Teen workplace fatality rates have also been dropping over time thanks to the efforts of working teens, parents, employers, advocacy groups and state and federal authorities. Fifteen years ago, twice as many teen workers died each year. With vigilance, we can continue to reduce the number of children and teens killed in the work place.