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?

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
  • Links to an external site.
  • and the program overview
  • Download program overview
  • Do you think your 8th to 12th grade self would have benefited from this information?

Read/SOURCES

  1. Young Workers: You Have Rights – OSHA
  2. Links to an external site.
  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.
  4. Young Worker Safety and Health – NIOSH
  5. Links to an external site.
  6. . Review the material on the website and specifically read:
  7. Teen Injuries at Work
  8. Links to an external site.
  9. . Once on the page, read and review the content under the tabs: Stats and Stories, Hazards, What to do if you get hurt on the job.
  10. Skilled. Ready Workforce Program – NIOSH
  11. Links to an external site.
  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, Youth@Work—Talking Safety
  13. Links to an external site.