National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NationalYoung Worker Safe...
You will learn about:
 Ways young workers can get hurt on the job.
 Common health and safety hazards on the job.
 Ways ...
What is Your Experience with Work?
 How many of you have ever had a job?
 Where did you work?
 What did you do?
 Have ...
Overhead #1
TheImpactofWorkInjuries
Examples of Teen Work Injuries
John’s Story
Why do you think this happened?
What could...
Overhead #2
Teen Work Injuries
Antonio’s Story
Why do you think this
happened?
What could have prevented
Antonio from bein...
Overhead #3
Teen Work Injuries
Keisha’s Story
Job: Computer data entry
Injury: Repetitive stress injury
Why do you think t...
Overhead #4
Teen Work Injuries
Francisco’s Story
Job: Landscaping worker
Injury: Death
Why do you think this
happened?
Wha...
Teen Work Injury Statistics
 Many youth are injured on the job:
 158,000 <18-year-olds injured/year in
the US
 52,600 <...
Overhead #5
Where Teens Work
45%
24%
19%
5%
4% 3%
Leisure and hospitality (includes
restaurants)
Retail
Services and Other...
Overhead #6
Job Safety Quiz
 The law says your employer must give you training
about health and safety hazards on the job...
Overhead #6, continued
Job Safety Quiz continued
 If you are injured on the job, your employer must pay
for your medical ...
Why are Young Workers Injured
at High Rates?
Video and Discussion
Overhead #7
Key Points of the Young Workers
Curriculum
You will learn more about:
 How to identify and reduce hazards on ...
Overhead #8
Job Hazards
A job hazard is anything at work that can hurt
you either physically or mentally.
 Safety hazards...
Job Hazards (continued)
 Biological hazards are living things that can
cause sickness or disease.
 Examples: Bacteria, v...
Overhead #9
Find the Hazards: Fast Food
IllustratedWorkplaces
Overhead #10
Find the Hazards: Grocery Store
IllustratedWorkplaces
Overhead #11
Find the Hazards: Office
IllustratedWorkplaces
Overhead #12
Find the Hazards: Gas Station
IllustratedWorkplaces
Overhead #13
Hazard Mapping Activity
Overhead #14
Finding Hazards: Key Points
 Every job has health and safety hazards
 You should always be aware of these
h...
Overhead #15
Controlling Hazards
Remove
the Hazard
(e.g., use safer
chemicals)
Work Policies and
Procedures
(e.g., assign ...
Overhead #16
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
Jamie’s Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: Hospital dishwasher
Injury: Dishw...
Overhead #17
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
Billy’s Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: Fast food worker
Injury: Burned h...
Overhead #18
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
Stephen’s Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: Grocery store clerk
Injury: Hur...
Overhead #19
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
Terry’s Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: Grocery store deli clerk
Injury: ...
Overhead #20
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
Chris’ Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: City public works
employee
Injury:...
Overhead #21
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
James’ Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: Pizza shop employee
Injury: Repeti...
Overhead #22
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
Maria’s Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: Farmworker
Injury: Pesticide pois...
Overhead #23
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
Sara’s Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: Nursing aide
Injury: Back, neck, a...
Overhead #24
Eliminating or Reducing Hazards
Brent’s Story
$25,000SafetyPyramidGame
Job: Pallet making
Injury: Amputated a...
Overhead #25
Making the Job Safer: Key Points
 OSHA requires employers to provide a safe
workplace.
 It’s best to get ri...
Emergencies at Work
What is an emergency at work?
An unplanned event that harms or threatens
employees, customers, or the ...
Overhead #26
Emergencies at Work: Key Points
 Every workplace should have an emergency
action plan
 The plan should cove...
Student Handout #8
Emergencies at Work
 Disaster
Blaster Game
 Emergencies
in the News
activity
Overhead #27
Know Your Rights
Rights on the
Job
Dangerous
Work and
Work Permits
Hours for Teens
and Working
Safely
Job Inj...
Overhead #28
Know Your Rights: Key Points
 Federal and state labor laws:
 Set minimum age for some tasks
 Protect teens...
Student Handout #13
Know Your Rights
State Labor Law BINGO Game
LaborLawBingoGame
Overhead #29
Handling Workplace Safety Problems
Steps in Problem Solving
 Define the problem
 Get advice
 Choose your g...
Overhead #30
Summing Up
Know your:
 Rights
 Responsibilities
 Employer’s responsibilities
 How to solve problems.
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  1. 1. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention NationalYoung Worker Safety Resource Centers Labor Occupational Health Program, U.C. Berkeley Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA
  2. 2. You will learn about:  Ways young workers can get hurt on the job.  Common health and safety hazards on the job.  Ways to reduce or control workplace hazards.  Emergencies in the workplace and how to respond.  What to do if you see something at work that could hurt you or make you sick.  What legal rights and protections young people have at work.
  3. 3. What is Your Experience with Work?  How many of you have ever had a job?  Where did you work?  What did you do?  Have you ever been hurt at work, or do you know someone who was?  Have you ever been uncomfortable with a task you’ve been asked to do at work?
  4. 4. Overhead #1 TheImpactofWorkInjuries Examples of Teen Work Injuries John’s Story Why do you think this happened? What could have prevented John from getting hurt? Job: Fast food worker Injury: Slipped on greasy floor
  5. 5. Overhead #2 Teen Work Injuries Antonio’s Story Why do you think this happened? What could have prevented Antonio from being killed? Job: Construction helper Injury: Fell from roof TheImpactofWorkInjuries
  6. 6. Overhead #3 Teen Work Injuries Keisha’s Story Job: Computer data entry Injury: Repetitive stress injury Why do you think this happened? What could have prevented Keisha from getting hurt? TheImpactofWorkInjuries
  7. 7. Overhead #4 Teen Work Injuries Francisco’s Story Job: Landscaping worker Injury: Death Why do you think this happened? What could have prevented Francisco from being killed? TheImpactofWorkInjuries
  8. 8. Teen Work Injury Statistics  Many youth are injured on the job:  158,000 <18-year-olds injured/year in the US  52,600 <18-year-olds to the ER for work injuries  38 <18-year-olds die each year  Young workers are injured at a higher rate than adult workers.
  9. 9. Overhead #5 Where Teens Work 45% 24% 19% 5% 4% 3% Leisure and hospitality (includes restaurants) Retail Services and Other Manufacturing, Construction, Transporation Information, Finance and Insurance Agriculture and Forestry TeenWorkInjuryStatistics Where Teens are Injured 14% 2% 46% 2% 5% 31% Leisure and hospitality (includes restaurants) Retail Services and Other Manufacturing, Construction, Transporation Information, Finance and insurance Agriculture and Forestry
  10. 10. Overhead #6 Job Safety Quiz  The law says your employer must give you training about health and safety hazards on the job. ___True ___ False  The law sets limits on how late you can work on a school night if you are under 16. ___True ___ False  If you are 16 years old you are allowed to drive a car on public streets as part of your job. ___True ___ False
  11. 11. Overhead #6, continued Job Safety Quiz continued  If you are injured on the job, your employer must pay for your medical care. ___ True ___ False  How many teens get injured on the job every year in the U.S.? ___ One per day ___ One per hour ___ One every 10 minutes ?
  12. 12. Why are Young Workers Injured at High Rates? Video and Discussion
  13. 13. Overhead #7 Key Points of the Young Workers Curriculum You will learn more about:  How to identify and reduce hazards on the job.  What laws protect teens from working too late or too long.  What laws protect teens from doing dangerous work.  How to solve health and safety problems at work.  Which agencies enforce health and safety laws and child labor laws.  What to do in an emergency.
  14. 14. Overhead #8 Job Hazards A job hazard is anything at work that can hurt you either physically or mentally.  Safety hazards can cause immediate accidents and injuries.  Examples: knives, hot grease, etc.  Chemical hazards are gases, vapors, liquids, or dusts that can harm your body.  Examples: cleaning products or pesticides.
  15. 15. Job Hazards (continued)  Biological hazards are living things that can cause sickness or disease.  Examples: Bacteria, viruses, or insects.  Other health hazards are harmful things, not in other categories, that can injure you or make you sick. They are sometimes less obvious because they may not cause health problems right away.  Examples: noise, radiation, repetitive movements, heat, cold, stress.
  16. 16. Overhead #9 Find the Hazards: Fast Food IllustratedWorkplaces
  17. 17. Overhead #10 Find the Hazards: Grocery Store IllustratedWorkplaces
  18. 18. Overhead #11 Find the Hazards: Office IllustratedWorkplaces
  19. 19. Overhead #12 Find the Hazards: Gas Station IllustratedWorkplaces
  20. 20. Overhead #13 Hazard Mapping Activity
  21. 21. Overhead #14 Finding Hazards: Key Points  Every job has health and safety hazards  You should always be aware of these hazards  Find out about chemicals at work by checking labels, reading MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets), and getting training.
  22. 22. Overhead #15 Controlling Hazards Remove the Hazard (e.g., use safer chemicals) Work Policies and Procedures (e.g., assign enough people to do the job) Personal Protective Equipment (e.g., wear gloves, use a respirator)
  23. 23. Overhead #16 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards Jamie’s Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: Hospital dishwasher Injury: Dishwashing chemical splashed in eye
  24. 24. Overhead #17 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards Billy’s Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: Fast food worker Injury: Burned hand on grill
  25. 25. Overhead #18 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards Stephen’s Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: Grocery store clerk Injury: Hurt back while loading boxes
  26. 26. Overhead #19 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards Terry’s Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: Grocery store deli clerk Injury: Cut finger on meat slicer
  27. 27. Overhead #20 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards Chris’ Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: City public works employee Injury: Fainted due to heat
  28. 28. Overhead #21 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards James’ Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: Pizza shop employee Injury: Repetitive motion injury
  29. 29. Overhead #22 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards Maria’s Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: Farmworker Injury: Pesticide poisoning
  30. 30. Overhead #23 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards Sara’s Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: Nursing aide Injury: Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  31. 31. Overhead #24 Eliminating or Reducing Hazards Brent’s Story $25,000SafetyPyramidGame Job: Pallet making Injury: Amputated arm
  32. 32. Overhead #25 Making the Job Safer: Key Points  OSHA requires employers to provide a safe workplace.  It’s best to get rid of a hazard completely, if possible.  If your employer can’t get rid of the hazard, there are usually many ways to protect you from it.
  33. 33. Emergencies at Work What is an emergency at work? An unplanned event that harms or threatens employees, customers, or the public; that shuts down business operations; or that causes physical or environmental damage.
  34. 34. Overhead #26 Emergencies at Work: Key Points  Every workplace should have an emergency action plan  The plan should cover:  What to do in different emergencies  Where shelters and meeting places are  Evacuation routes  Emergency equipment and alert systems  Who’s in charge  Procedures to follow when someone is injured  The workplace should have practice drills  Workers should be trained on everything in the plan.
  35. 35. Student Handout #8 Emergencies at Work  Disaster Blaster Game  Emergencies in the News activity
  36. 36. Overhead #27 Know Your Rights Rights on the Job Dangerous Work and Work Permits Hours for Teens and Working Safely Job Injuries and Getting Help $100 $100 $100 $100 $200 $200 $200 $200 $300 $300 $300 $300 $400 $400 $400 $400 $500 $500 $500 $500 Jeopardy Game
  37. 37. Overhead #28 Know Your Rights: Key Points  Federal and state labor laws:  Set minimum age for some tasks  Protect teens from working too long, too late or too early  OSHA says every employer must provide:  A safe workplace  Safety training on certain hazards  Safety equipment  By law, your employer is not allowed to fire or punish you for reporting a safety problem.
  38. 38. Student Handout #13 Know Your Rights State Labor Law BINGO Game LaborLawBingoGame
  39. 39. Overhead #29 Handling Workplace Safety Problems Steps in Problem Solving  Define the problem  Get advice  Choose your goals  Know your rights  Decide the best way to talk to the supervisor  If necessary, contact an outside agency for help.
  40. 40. Overhead #30 Summing Up Know your:  Rights  Responsibilities  Employer’s responsibilities  How to solve problems.

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