Yesterday, to commemorate Worker Memorial Day, I blogged on the workplace injury data and health and safety risks for young workers. Today I would like to highlight the work of several young worker health and safety programs:
Youngworkers.org : The California Resource Network for Young Workers’ Health and Safety has loads of information about what various constituencies can do to prevent workplace injuries. They also train teens through an annual 3-day Young Worker Leadership Academy on safety techniques and policy advocacy skills.
Oregon Young Employee Safety – o[yes] : A coalition of young workers, teachers, parents, employers, labor and trade associations. They have a facebook presence and hold video and psa contests to tackle these somewhat complicated issues from a fun perspective – “going to” young workers where they are.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health : As part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, NIOSH produces reports, fact sheets, and training curriculums on the reasons for workplace injuries occur and how to prevent them.
YouthRules! : YouthRules! is a site run by the Department of Labor to increase awareness of federal and state laws regulating young workers.