Young Workers

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Jan 02, 2019
Young Workers Project: Work - Related Injuries to Teens in Massachusetts, 2011 - 2015

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/09/26/2018_surveillance_update_final.pdf

This Injury Surveillance Update was prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Young Workers: Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project and supported by cooperative agreement # 5U60OH008490 from CDC NIOSH and published in September 2018.

Source: MA Dept PH

Jan 02, 2019
Injured Massachusetts teen workers lacked health and safety training: report

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17909-injured-massachusetts-teen-workers-lacked-health-and-safety-training-report#.XCzV9-eSJZw.twitter

This article by S+H Magazine reports that half of the teen workers in Massachusetts who were injured on the job between 2011 and 2015 said they did not receive health and safety training from their employers, according to a Massachusetts Department of Public Health annual report on teen worker safety.

Source: Safety + Health

Sep 27, 2018
Keeping young workers safe behind the wheel

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17413-keeping-young-workers-safe-behind-the-wheel

Safety and Health Magazine shares tips offered by NIOSH for keeping young drivers safe on the job.

Source: Safety+Health

Dec 27, 2017
Training Workers with Intellectual Disabilities about Health and Safety on the Job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugry0Du4MRc&feature=youtu.be

The employment rate of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities lags significantly behind that of the general adult population. This recorded webinar by Robin Dewey of LOHP illustrates the NIOSH/LOHP training curriculum for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities as shared by Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH).

Source: COEH

Oct 09, 2017
Your Construction Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers

https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/publications/CTE-Final-Guide-9-23-17.pdf

Your Construction Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers: A Guide for Administrators & Instructors in Post-Secondary Career Technical Education (CTE) Construction Programs.

Source: CPWR

Oct 09, 2017
r2p & p2r at Work: Career Technical Education

https://www.cpwr.com/research/r2p-p2r-work-career-technical-education

New tools for CTE Administrators and Instructors are now available that have come out of recent research on OSH education in post-secondary CTE construction programs, including some relating to construction safety.

Source: CPWR

Oct 02, 2017
Young Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Parents Can Help Keep Them Safe on the Road

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2017-207/pdfs/2017-207.pdf

This fact sheet gives information on workplace driving laws that are important to follow so that young drivers may gain work experience under the safest conditions possible.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 27, 2017
Young Worker Injury Deaths: A historical summary of surveillance and investigative findings

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2017-168/pdfs/2017-168.pdf

This document focuses on the surveillance and investigation efforts, providing a historical summary of NIOSH findings related to fatal injuries incurred by workers who are under the age of 18 years.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 10, 2017
Youth@Work—Talking Safety Curriculum for Florida (includes Spanish translation)

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/talkingsafety/states/fl/2015-124/default.html

The following links contain the Talking Safety curriculum for Florida, the accompanying PowerPoint presentation, and a companion video including Spanish translation.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 14, 2017
Listen to Your Gut

http://worksafebclistentoyourgut.com/

This webpage provides facts and tips to help keep young workers safe and healthy.

Source: http://worksafebclistentoyourgut.com/