Safety at Work: How You and Your School Can Support Young Worker Safety
Protecting young workers is a topic that can fall between the cracks. Educators focused on curriculum and students’ academic progress may forget safety issues in their school-to-work initiatives, and health professionals, including those located in schools, may assume that worker safety is part of the vocational education curriculum. With safety issues crossing school and employment boundaries, parents should not be shy about putting safety on the agenda for all school youth employment activities.
Here are some questions for schools and parents that can help keep young workers safe:
An excellent resource for teen workers, their parents, and teachers is found at: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/teenworkers/teenworkers.html
CDC Young Worker Safety and Health: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/youth/
California. UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program: http://www.youngworkers.org/