Materials For Teachers, Youth Employment Programs, and Community Volunteers

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Youth @ Work: Talking Safety Curriculum (2017)

Includes instructor’s notes and training materials for teaching youth, including those with developmental and learning disabilities, basic job health and safety knowledge and skills. The 3 to 5- hour curriculum covers how to recognize and reduce hazards in the workplace, employees’ rights and responsibilities, emergency preparedness, and how to speak up about workplace concerns in an effective manner.

Orienting Worksite Supervisors About Teen Health and Safety Curriculum (2014)

Designed by and for teachers, this interactive curriculum can be used in academic high school classes as well as in vocational and work experience programs. Each 3 to 5-hour teaching unit contains learning objectives, lesson plans, detailed teacher’s instructions, masters for overheads, and student handouts. Units cover both specific job hazards and labor laws.

Teens Working in Agriculture Curriculum (2010)

An ESL curriculum for high school students
Developed by UC Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program.

This curriculum covers basic agricultural health and safety concepts designed to be incorporated into high school intermediate level ESL classes in rural communities. Includes a video, “Teens Working in Agriculture.”

OSHA’s 11 Curriculum (2009)

An OSHA 10-hour curriculum for Young Workers

This curriculum, developed by the University of Washington’s Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center, LOHP, and the Education Development Center, contains lesson plans for teaching a version of the OSHA 10-hour General Industry training course (2009 OSHA requirements) appropriate for young workers, especially high school-aged students enrolled in career & technical education, skills centers, academies, or other school-based programs. In order to be eligible for an OSHA-10 card, students would still need to receive the training from an OSHA-approved instructor; content and time spent on specific topics would need to meet current OSHA requirements. Activities have been drawn from a variety of other curricula, acknowledged in the OSHA’s 11 curriculum.

Teens Speak Out for Safety on the Job Curriculum (2005)

Lessons from the Young Worker Leadership Academy

Since 2005, over 150 enthusiastic young people from throughout California have attended one of our Young Worker Leadership Academies (YWLAs) on workplace health and safety. The YWLA is a fun, activity-packed, all-expenses-paid leadership training for teens. It prepares teams of teens to go back to their communities and create an education, policy, or media project that promotes workplace safety for young people. Because the YWLA can serve as a model for similar efforts, we have prepared this booklet, in partnership with UCLA’s Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH), to explain how the YWLA works. It describes, step by step, how we plan and carry out the YWLA and what lessons we have learned.

For more information on the Young Worker Leadership Academies, click here.

Teens, Work, and Safety Curriculum (1998)

A Curriculum for High School Students

Designed by and for teachers, this interactive curriculum can be used in academic high school classes as well as in vocational and work experience programs. Each 3 to 5-hour teaching unit contains learning objectives, lesson plans, detailed teacher’s instructions, masters for overheads, and student handouts. Units cover both specific job hazards and labor laws.

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