#KeepTeen
    WorkersSafe

    A Campaign for Young Worker Safety

    About the Campaign

    Join our effort to increase awareness and promote workplace safety and health resources for teen workers, and help us share this information with teens, parents, teachers, and employers! This effort is part of a larger campaign to protect teen workers at their jobs year-round. The 2021 theme is “Keeping teen workers safe is everyone’s job!”
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    "Teen workers have rights!"

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    Teens have the same rights as other workers: a safe workplace, job safety training, needed safety equipment, speaking up without fear. Teens under 18 can’t perform all jobs. Know what’s prohibited! https://www.youthrules.gov/know-the-limits/hazards/ #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
    All workers, including teens, have the right to a safe workplace! Questions? Call 1-800-321-OSHA – your information is confidential.

    Tell a friend and share this video: #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Teens have workplace rights! Tell a teen you know they have the right to work in a safe workplace – it’s protected by law. #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    #DYK Approximately every 5 mins. a teen 15-19 went to the emergency room for a workplace injury.  Everyone has the right to a safe workplace – it’s the law. Share this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDprrB1xC1I  #KeepTeenWorkersSafe

    "Every job has hazards!"

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    #DYK? Slips, trips, and falls are leading causes of teen worker injuries but most are easily preventable. Clean up spills, move clutter out of walkways, wear rubber-soled shoes.

    More tips: https://www.KeepTeenWorkersSafe.org #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Prepare all workers for emergencies, including fires and violent situations. Teach them how to locate escape routes and explain where to go for emergency medical treatment. https://www.KeepTeenWorkersSafe.org #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    #DYK car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths? Avoid distractions on your way to/from work. Teens over 17 may drive for work but it’s important they stay focused. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBlx7TxJlZs #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Get a safety checkup at https://www.nsc.org/forms/safetycheckup – enter age/state/job to learn what hazards to look out for.

    Also, visit https://www.KeepTeenWorkersSafe.org to learn what you can do about workplace hazards. #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
    Every job has hazards & getting to/from work does too.  Remind teens to avoid distractions when driving and to be aware of the hazards at work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBlx7TxJlZs&list=PL337F74DED367FDE7 #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Talk to teens about health and safety hazards in the workplace, and their rights and responsibilities at work https://www.keepteenworkerssafe.org/ #KeepTeenWorkersSafe 
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    Teach students how to be safe at work this summer. Include workplace safety and health in a lesson plan. Look here for curriculum resources to get started: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/talkingsafety/ #KeepTeenWorkersSafe

    "Speak up!"

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    Encourage teen workers to be safety leaders! Reassure them it is okay to report safety hazards. Take action together to eliminate or reduce the hazards they spot. https://www.bcspfoundation.org/klint #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Teen workers want to do the job right and may not speak up if they are unsure. Encourage them to ask questions and tell them how to report safety concerns. https://www.keepteenworkerssafe.org/ #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Let teens know they should report any safety concern or work injury right away - it’s illegal for employers to fire them for reporting a safety issue.
    www.osha.gov/workers/index.html #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
    New to a job? You may see things other workers miss. Ask questions & speak-up if you see something unsafe! Check out this video by teens on staying safe in the workplace! 
    https://youtu.be/oqbYdAOw5RA
    #KeepTeenWorkersSafe

    Educational Resources

    OSHA Susan Harwood Grant developed training materials: https://www.osha.gov/harwoodgrants/grantmaterials/bytopic/ - 280 training material packets arranged by topic covering recognition, avoidance, and prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in a variety of work settings. The use of the materials is free for non-commercial, instructional, personal, or scholarly purposes.

    OSHA Hazard Identification Game https://www.osha.gov/hazfinder/ - Players practice identifying and prioritizing various workplace hazards, and need to balance their time between hazard identification, hazard mitigation, and making a profit.  The game presents five generalized elements of a hazard identification program and a set of scenarios targeting construction, manufacturing, and healthcare.

    OSHA Heat Illness Training Guide: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/osha_heattraining_guide_0411.pdf - Lesson plan and materials to train a work crew (or students) on the health effect of heat, how to respond to symptoms, and preventing heat exhaustion

    OSHA Fall Prevention Training Guide: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3666.pdf - Lesson plan and materials to train a work crew (or students) on ladder safety, scaffolding safety, and roofing work safety.  Ladder safety may be most appropriate for teens; roofing work is prohibited for teens younger than 18.

    NIOSH Youth@Work—Talking Safety: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/talkingsafety/ - A fun and engaging curriculum to educate young people about the basics of job safety and health through a focus on eight core competencies.  The six main lessons are designed for a 45-minute class periods, and the curriculum is customized to address specific child labor rules and regulations in each state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    NIOSH/American Industrial Hygiene Association Safety Matters: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/safetymatters/default.html - A one-hour interactive teaching module and PowerPoint presentation based on the Youth@Work—Talking Safety curriculum that is designed to raise awareness about workplace safety and health, and provide an understanding of the skills needed to become active in creating safe and healthy work environments.  

    CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour Construction or General Industry courses online: www.CareerSafeOnline.com – Training about common safety and health hazards on the job. Students receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion card at the end of the training.  CareerSafe is one of several OSHA-Authorized Online Providers specifically selected to reach young workers.  In response to the COVID-19 crisis, online Interview Skills Training is also available free for all school utilizing CareerSafe: http://www.careersafeonline.com/regarding-the-coronavirus.

    CPWR – Center for Construction Research and Training Lifting Games: https://www.cpwr.com/do-you-know-how-safely-move-materials - Two construction-focused games that reinforce safe lifting practices. Players build up body strain faster or slower depending on the decisions they make when lifting and moving an object across a jobsite, or correct the on-screen character in the act of lifting and moving an object.

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