Links and Other Resources: Websites

Health and Safety Information

AFL-CIO Safety and Health on the Job

Offers basic health and safety information, including an alphabetical listing of direct links to factsheets developed by unions and OSHA. Some are available in Spanish.

Interstate Labor Standards Association (ILSA)

Includes information on state agencies that administer and enforce child labor laws.

Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley

Trains workers, unions, joint labor-management committees, and others on health and safetyOffers assistance and referrals on young workers, workplace violence, hazardous waste, ergonomics and more.

Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH), UCLA

Trains workers, unions, and others on health and safety. Offers publications, videos, and technical assistance. Has a Young Workers project.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Conducts research on hazards and has free publications on chemicals, ergonomics, child labor, and other hazards.

New Jersey Occupational Health Services

Contains “Right to Know- Hazardous Substance Factsheets” for over 1500 chemicals.

NYCOSH

Contains internet links and resources on health and safety by industry and topic, as well as basic information on health and safety rights on the job.

OSHA (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration): Technical Links

Develops and enforces federal regulations and standards. Offers free publications and a video library.

Vermont SIRI (Safety Information Resources, Inc.)

Contains links to many health and safety resources, including indexes of Material Safety Data Sheets.

Young Worker Websites: National/Federal

American Federation of Teachers

A union representing primary, secondary, and college teachers. Contains curricula and other materials on workplace and labor-related issues. Also offers a selection of child labor materials and a free child labor poster.

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids

Offers educational resources on animal, ATV, chemical, rural roadway and tractor safety. Coordinates farm safety presentations in select states.

National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

A national organization that strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to the hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Includes ordering information for a number of publications about and for teen workers.

Wage and Hour Division, US Department of Labor

Offers federal labor law information on topics that include wages and child labor protections.

Youth 2 Work – OSHA – Department of Labor

OSHA’s teen worker web site includes information for teen workers, educators, parents and employers about workplace health and safety for youth.

YouthRules!

Includes information for parents, employers and working youth about federal and state child labor laws.

Young Worker Websites: Other States

Center for Young Worker Safety and Health – Georgia Tech

Research center that offers training sessions, education through games and media, and online resources about young worker safety and health.

Connecticut Young Worker Health & Safety Team

Offers professional development, resources, data, and events that prepare youth, and the adults working with them, for the world of work.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health – Teens at Work Injury Surveillance & Prevention Program

Materials for employers, teachers, young workers. Collects and analyzes data on injuries to teens in Massachusetts.

NYCOSH – Young Workers

Coordinates the New York State Young Workers Safety and Health Project. Offers health and safety curriculum.

Oregon Young Employee Safety

Resource network for Oregon. Uses advocacy, resource sharing, and outreach to keep young workers safe.

University of Washington WorkSafe

Offers worker health and safety education for teens, parents, employers and teachers. Focuses mostly on Washington State.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Includes information about workplace health and safety for teens, parents, and employers including information and materials from a pilot restaurant safety program.

Young Worker Websites: International

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Canada’s National Occupational Health & Safety Resource. Has links to other Canadian sites.

Occupational Safety and Health Service of the Department of Labour, New Zealand.

New Zealand’s youth website. Has research, tools and resources, and a media center for youth-related occupational issues.

Work Smart Ontario

Part of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Canada. Contains tip sheets and teachers’ guides.

Workers’ Compensation Board, Alberta

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Offers construction posters and factsheets.

Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia, Canada

Part of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Has a Young Worker Safety Kit.

Workers of Tomorrow Safety Centre, Inc.

Located in Manitoba. Offers informational factsheets and interactive activities to teach audiences about workers’ rights and safety.

Workplace Health and Safety’s Interactive Cafe

Part of the Queensland Government, Department of Industrial Relations, Australia. Explains the risks facing workers in the hospitality industry.

Youth Employment

National One-Stop Center Database

USUS Department of Labor’s on-line searchable database where you can receive service availability and map directions to One-Stop Centers and/or service providers that are relevant to employment and training in California and across the nation.