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Gen Y more at risk of workplace injury

WORKSAFE Victoria will launch a graphic new campaign aimed at Generation Y, their families and employers in a bid to reduce the rate of young workers ending up in the emergency ward at Victorian hospitals as a result of workplace injuries.

WorkSafe Victoria’s Executive Director of Health and Safety, John Merritt, said that despite Victoria having the best workplace safety record in Australia, figures show that the likelihood of younger workers admitted to hospital emergency departments compared to their older counterparts is close to double.

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