Every year, more than 200,000 young workers are injured on the job, and 70,000 of them require emergency room or hospital treatment. So before you start working, you need to know how to stay safe and stay healthy on the job.
The national site, Young workers have rights! details your rights on the job and strives to prevent job-related injuries and illnesses. While you're there, take a look at other teens' stories.
The California Department of Industrial Relations provides California specific information on minors and employment.
If you get harassed on the job, do you know what to do? Listen to other teens talking about harassment at work on the Youth@Work video. And remember: harassment is illegal and you should discuss it with the school official who issued your work permit.