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When teens start thinking about getting their first job, they generally don’t think about them in terms of opportunities to work with chemicals. But while teens aren’t working in places like scientific laboratories, chemicals are widely used in many other types of jobs that teens may find themselves working. For example, sanitation is crucial anywhere

For teens just starting to enter the workforce for the first time, their first job might be at their neighborhood grocery store. Pew Research estimated that in July 2020, 24.5% of all employed teens worked in the retail industry. But whether this means ringing up purchases as a cashier, helping to keep shelves stocked, or

For many people, their first foray into the working world is a part-time job at a local fast food restaurant. And with many restaurants dealing with labor shortages because of the COVID pandemic and offering extra incentives to attract new employees, part-time fast food jobs may be very enticing to teens looking to earn some

For many newly licensed drivers, having a car can mean more options when it comes to employment. Without having to rely on other people for rides or public transportation or having to ride a bike or walk, it can be a lot easier for them to get to and from work. Or perhaps they’re hoping

When teens get their first jobs, it often falls into one of a few common categories, like restaurant employee, retail employee, and babysitter. Back in the old days, you could include newspaper delivery on that list. But another popular option for teens looking to earn some extra money is by working as a lifeguard at

Roof Work Safety Tips

Friday, 06 August 2021 by

There’s no doubt about it: roofers provide vital services. But as important as it is for people and businesses to have sturdy, functional roofs on the buildings they occupy, the work can be extremely risky for roofers. Construction work in general comes with a lot of risks, but roofing can be particularly dangerous types of

Pizza delivery services — and delivery of other types of food — are in high demand. Between lingering pandemic-related concerns about dining in at crowded restaurants and the general convenience of having food delivered, there’s certainly plenty of work available for delivery drivers. And with so many restaurants hiring right now, it can seem like

Landscaper Safety Tips

Friday, 23 July 2021 by

Some occupations are more dangerous than others, with landscaping ranking near the top of the list of the most dangerous. Given the machinery, chemicals, and exposure to the elements involved with the job, it’s very easy for landscaping professionals to get injured on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, landscaping and groundskeeping

For over a year now, going to work each day for many people has meant sitting down in front of a computer in their living room, basement, or dining room. But as we begin to see the end at the light of the tunnel that is the COVID pandemic and restrictions have been eased, many

When people develop occupational illnesses, there’s often a clear cause. For example, someone might develop hearing loss after working in a noisy environment. Or someone could develop cancer after being exposed to a known hazardous material as part of their job, like asbestos. When employers know of hazards in the workplace, such as high noise