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Teaching Young Workers About Job Safety and Health

 United States of America, English

Talking Safety, a foundation curriculum in occupational safety and health. This curriculum by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the culmination of many years’ work by a consortium of partners dedicated to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses among youth. There is a booklet for each State inside the USA plus Puerto Rico including special rules and regulations, as well as six short videos to provide guidance to teachers of using the material and teaching young workers about safety and health. Talking Safety is a comprehensive curriculum consisting of six modules, student handouts, overheads, a PowerPoint slide show, video, and interactive activities. It also includes references to resources for more information. The curriculum raises awareness and equips students to become partners in workplace safety and health. Major topics include raising awareness of risks for teen workers, recognizing workplace hazards, understanding hazard control options, dealing with emergencies, understanding rights and responsibilities of teen workers, and empowering students to communicate with their employer about workplace safety.

Level of Education: Initial vocational education and training

Lead Organisation: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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