Posts Tagged ‘Young Workers’

A Summer of Swimming Pools and Tumblr

CROET has been lucky this summer to hire a terrific group of summer interns. One of the projects supported by two of these college student interns is a young worker safety, health and wellness project funded by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and CROET. The Health Promotion and Health Protection in Young Workers, led by Diane Rohlman, Ph.D., owes a lot of its early success to a partnership with the City of Portland Park and … Read More

Thinking about Careers in the Trades

Earlier this year we blogged about shortages predicted in the next generation of construction workers. One of our favorite events is happening this week – the Women in Trades Career Fair in Portland.  Sponsored by Oregon Tradeswomen, this fair gives girls and women the opportunity to explore new careers. And what a great time for all young people to imagine careers in the trades and construction. On Thursday, O[yes] (Oregon Young Employee Safety) representatives taught … Read More

Conversations Over Coffee: Young workers, cash and safety

Some of you have heard about my conversations with my 17-year old daughter regarding her workplace responsibility of handling cash and closing the facility alone at night. And many of us at O[yes] (Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition) routinely discuss hazards encountered by young workers, including workplace violence. I’ve got to admit, though, I’ve been a little surprised how often this topic has come up in my conversations with friends and colleagues, most who have … Read More

CROET Summer Intern: Young Worker Training

I was an intern at CROET this past summer, working in the lab of Diane Rohlman.  My project was to create a lesson plan about worker safety specifically geared towards young workers using videos submitted by high school students in Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition’s (O[yes]) “Speak Up!” video contest. By researching effective training methods and reviewing existing curricula on worker safety, I created an hour long engaging and interactive lesson plan which included four … Read More

Pull Out That Video Camera!

Oregon High School students have another opportunity to create a safety video for cash. The 2012 “Save a Friend, Work Safe” video contest, sponsored by O[yes] is underway. “This contest allowed me to help spread a message that directly applies to my peers,” said Piers Dennis, the 2011 first-place winner from Lake Oswego, and who was quoted in last month’s Oregon OSHA press release.  “I had a lot of fun making the video and feel … Read More

Keeping Young Workers Safe: What are we missing?

Perhaps you’ve heard it said that workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to get hurt on-the-job than older workers. Throughout the U.S. and abroad, organizations such as NIOSH, OSHA and the Center for Young Worker Safety & Health lead efforts to reduce this risk. Several years ago, groups in Oregon formed O[yes], the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition. O[yes] is represented by many, including CROET, University of Oregon’s Labor Education Research … Read More

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