Talking Safety Comes to Town: A few spaces left

Looking for new ways to connect with youth and younger workers about workplace safety? There’s still space in the February 26 Train-the-Trainer Class on Youth@Work: Talking Safety.

This specific session is designed for safety and health professionals, or those with some safety background, and is co-sponsored by O[yes], ASSE Columbia-Willamette Chapter, SafeBuild Alliance and the Construction Safety Summit as the February ASSE professional development course.

The Youth@Work: Talking Safety curriculum was developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as an interactive, classroom-based curriculum to help young workers and youth better know how to recognize and protect themselves from workplace hazards, and how to speak up effectively on-the-job. The curriculum is state-specific and available publicly online. Class attendees  will receive an electronic version of the curriculum and  learn how to use the interactive exercises and games in a group setting. Instructors will include Laurel Kincl of Oregon State University, Helen Moss of LERC at University of Oregon, and Dede Montgomery (Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences). All three instructors are active members of O[yes].

The goal of this class is to better equip safety and health professionals, and other youth mentors, with training modules and materials to use when interacting with and instructing young workers, employers, and student and youth groups. The class is set for Wed., Feb. 26, 2014 from 9 AM to Noon at the Wilsonville Training Center (affiliated with Clackamas Community College) located at 29353 SW Town Center Loop East in Wilsonville, Oregon. The cost to attend is $20 and registration is required.  Contact Shelly Ward to register or Dede Montgomery to learn more about the training. Download the flier

ASSE, SafeBuild Alliance and CSS members are particularly encouraged to attend. Thanks to all of the sponsors for supporting this event!

More information:
CROETweb: Young Workers Topic Page

O{yes], Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition
ASSE Columbia-Willamette Chapter
SafeBuild Alliance

 

 

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Dede supports the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center's research, engagement and education programs. She is a certified industrial hygienist.

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