Safety critical as numbers of younger, millennial workers increase

Millennials will overtake baby boomers in 2019 as the largest U.S. population group, according to government data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. The Pew Center also notes that about 56 million millennials (those born from 1981 to about 2000) now work compared to 53 million baby boomers remaining on the job. Millennials make up about 33 percent of the U.S. population, according to Pew.

This is changing the workplace in many ways and will impact worker safety. These younger workers are more likely to be injured and they take safety issues in the workplace seriously. So should you.

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‘Summer Fridays’ at work becoming popular among employers

More employers and organizations now offer employees an option to leave early on Fridays or take the whole day off during traditional summer months from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Sometimes known as “Summer Fridays,” this paid-time-off benefit is most often offered on the last day of the work week, but sometimes allows flexibility to other days of the week.
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