Based on the readings and videos this week, reflect on the reasons the young workers were injured or killed. Discuss the following:
· What role does the employer play in keeping workers safe and what role does the worker play in keeping himself or herself safe at work?
· If you have had or currently have a job, have you every thought about the potential hazards of your job? Do you recognize any potential hazards?
· Have you ever had any health and safety training?
· What strategies could you use to keep yourself safe at work?
· Did you get any education about health and safety hazards you might encounter at work or about what rights to a safety and healthy workplace you have in school or from any employer?
Talking Safety – after reviewing the
core competencies

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· and the

program overview

· Download program overview
· Do you think your 8th to 12th grade self would have benefited from this information?


Young Workers: You Have Rights – OSHA

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3. . Review the material on the website, including reading the tabs about your rights, employer responsibilities and the hazards young workers face at common jobs.
Young Worker Safety and Health – NIOSH

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6. . Review the material on the website and specifically read:
Foundational workplace safety and health competencies for the emerging workforce

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CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report –

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries to Younger Workers — United States, 2012–2018

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Teen Injuries at Work

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9. . Once on the page, read and review the content under the tabs:
Stats and Stories,
What to do if you get hurt on the job.

Safe. Skilled. Ready Workforce Program – NIOSH

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12. – read program description, vision and mission, and foundational OSH Competencies. The NIOSH Competencies may be delivered to young workers and other high-risk groups through a free, fun, and interactive curriculum,

[email protected]—Talking Safety


Links to an external site.A Safety & Health Curriculum
for Young Workers

New Jersey Edition

A Safety and Health Curriculum for Young Workers

New Jersey Edition

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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sites external to NIOSH do not constitute NIOSH endorsement of the sponsoring
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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2015]. [email protected]—talking safety: a safety and health curriculum for
young workers, New Jersey edition. By Guerin RJ, Okun AO, Stephenson CM, Bush
D, Dewey R, Szudy B, Miara C. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015–148.

DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015–148

Date: January 2018

Safer • Healthier • People™

This document is in the public domain
and may be freely copied or reprinted.

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) proudly presents [email protected]
Work—Talking Safety. This curriculum provides a foundation in workplace safety and health.
The curriculum addresses the National Health Education Standards (NHES), and the Charac-
teristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum, as outlined by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, see the Appendix, starting on page
291. The curriculum works well for career technical classes or to meet career technical
education (CTE) requirements.

Working for several years, a group of partners dedicated to reducing occupational injuries
and illnesses among youth produced Talking Safety. [email protected]—Talking Safety is based
upon the curricula WorkSafe!, developed by the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP)
at the University of California, Berkeley, and Safe Work/Safe Workers, developed by the
Occupational Health Surveillance Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public
Health (OHSP-MDPH) and the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), in Newton,
Massachusetts. Those products were produced under grants from N

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