Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NIOSH, AIHA Announce New Initiative for Young Workers

AIHA and NIOSH have launched an initiative to raise awareness and teach teens about workplace safety and health.

Every 9 minutes a young worker is injured on the job in the U.S. To raise awareness among young workers and provide an understanding of the skills needed to create safe and healthy work environments, AIHA and NIOSH designed Safety Matters, a 1-hour interactive teaching module and PowerPoint presentation targeted to students in grades 7 through 12.

Based on NIOSH’s Youth@Work: Talking Safety foundation curriculum, this program presents essential information and career-readiness skills. The program focuses on eight core competencies including identifying hazards at work, injury and illness prevention, and best practices for addressing emergencies.

Visit the Safety Matters Center for more information or to download the presentation.