Young Workers

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Oct 09, 2017
Your Construction Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers

Your Construction Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers: A Guide for Administrators & Instructors in Post-Secondary Career Technical Education (CTE) Construction Programs.

Source: CPWR

Oct 09, 2017
r2p & p2r at Work: Career Technical Education

New tools for CTE Administrators and Instructors are now available that have come out of recent research on OSH education in post-secondary CTE construction programs, including some relating to construction safety.

Source: CPWR

Oct 02, 2017
Young Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Parents Can Help Keep Them Safe on the Road

This fact sheet gives information on workplace driving laws that are important to follow so that young drivers may gain work experience under the safest conditions possible.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 27, 2017
Young Worker Injury Deaths: A historical summary of surveillance and investigative findings

This document focuses on the surveillance and investigation efforts, providing a historical summary of NIOSH findings related to fatal injuries incurred by workers who are under the age of 18 years.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 10, 2017
Youth@Work—Talking Safety Curriculum for Florida (includes Spanish translation)

The following links contain the Talking Safety curriculum for Florida, the accompanying PowerPoint presentation, and a companion video including Spanish translation.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 14, 2017
Listen to Your Gut

This webpage provides facts and tips to help keep young workers safe and healthy.


May 16, 2017
2017 O[yes] Young Worker safety video winners

Watch the 2017 winning videos for the O[yes] work safe, save a friend video contest.

Source: O[yes]

Jan 16, 2017
Safe Work for Youth in Construction - Information for Employers

Youth who are under 18 years old can be an asset to your workforce. They are enthusiastic and eager to learn. However, like other new and inexperienced workers, these young workers can be injured on the job when they don't receive adequate safety training and supervision.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 16, 2017
Young Workers in Agriculture

This publication will help answer most of the questions employers and teen workers may have regarding hours of work and other employment standards for minors under age 18 working in agricultural labor.

Source: WA Department L&I

Jan 16, 2017
Oregon OSHA Young Worker Topic Page

Think about your safety on the job. It’s a fact: Workers injured the most have the least work experience – that is true even if you are older. Workers are most likely to get injured during their first year on the job.

Source: Oregon OSHA