Workers of all ages and in all fields have their own individual reasons for failing to report workplace injuries. As Safety and Health Magazine explains: a sense of powerlessness may lead to employees not reporting safety concerns to their supervisor.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well as other workplace safety programs share the message that workers have a right to be safe in the workplace and employees should always speak up about unsafe conditions. However, recent research indicates that construction workers and young works fail to speak up about safety hazards in the workplace. The reasons for non-reporting vary greatly but research suggests the solution lies with the supervisor.