Safe on the Job

06/02/11  Portland, Ore.

Young Worker Safety

KOIN local channel 6 news ran a feature on young worker safety and health featuring Matt Pomerinke, a Longview man treated at OHSU, and Dede Montgomery from Oregon Young Employee Safety, O[yes]. At the age of 21, Matt lost an arm while on the job. Since then, he shares on-the-job safety messages for young workers in Washington and Oregon. Did you know, young workers are twice as likely to get hurt while on the job? 

Watch the linked video to hear Matt's story and learn questions to ask your teen about their safety at work.

"Safe on the Job" video