Links and Other Resources: Other Educational Resources

Videos

Lost Youth

Shares four stories of young workers who were permanently injured. Includes discussion guide. Developed by WorkSafeBC (British Columbia).

Teen Workers: Real Jobs, Real Risks

Part of the NIOSH Youth @ Work–Talking Safety curriculum. Shares the story of Mallory, a young worker who was permanently injured. Developed by the University of Washington.

Teens: The Hazards We Face in the Workplace

Supplementary to the NIOSH Youth @ Work–Talking Safety curriculum. Created by high school students, this video shares the stories of four young workers who were injured. Developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Education Development Center, Inc., and nine students from high schools in the Boston area.

Factsheets for Young Workers

Heads up

Posters and factsheets, primarily for construction.

Are you a working teen? What you should know about safety and health on the job

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1997.

This brochure gives information to teens about the dangers of occupational injury and the rights of teens in the workplace. It also outlines the federal laws and regulations regarding adolescent employment, specifically what types of jobs and the number of hours teens are allowed to work. It provides resources on workplace safety and rights.

Passport to safety

Online ‘test’ of minimum health and safety knowledge. Successful participants are awarded a ‘transcript’ that can be attached to resumes to demonstrate basic awareness of health and safety. It is not intended as a stand-alone training but rather to reinforce more in-depth courses and programs.

Resources for Employers

Dare to Care

A video and interactive training manual that provides new employees and their managers with information about health and safety in the workplace. It includes information on communication and being proactive. There are guides for restaurant, retail, vehicle sales, and hospitality industries.

Selling point: They can show employers how much businesses who work with them save, vs. those that don’t. Training was developed through focus groups, input from youth and employers.

Tools for orienting work site supervisors about teen health and safety

Labor Occupational Health Program, 2000.

An information packet for work site supervisors, with four tools to use in job training programs:

  1. Checklist for Job Trainers and Job Developers
  2. Safety Training Agreement
  3. Safety orientation checklist
  4. Facts for Employers – Safe Jobs for Teens

Employing Young Workers: Tips for Supervisors and Tips for Employers

Factsheets that accompany the Live Safe/Work Smart program for high school students.

Safety: Getting the Hang of It

Video, facilitator’s guide, interactive handbook for young workers, and poster for employers in manufacturing and construction to use with young workers.