Young people and work

Workplace accidents involving young employees is often due to their insufficient work orientation and guidance.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act compels employers to provide sufficient work orientation, including in the use of equipment.

Under-18-year-olds are subject to stricter regulations concerning working age restrictions and terms of employment.

Incapacity for work due to mental disorders in young adults has increased in recent years. More and more people lose their working careers too early. Young people with mental health problems therefore need special support in their work communities.

Further information

Antti Janas, Deputy Director General 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department for Work and Gender Equality / TTO, Legislation Unit / SY 0295163501