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Federal Agencies Launch Effort to Help Teen Workers Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job this Winter (December 2004)
OSHA press release announcing a collaborative effort of numerous federal agencies including NIOSH (Federal Network for Young Worker Safety and Health) to raise awareness of young worker safety in winter jobs.

Federal Agencies Launch Effort to Help Teen Workers Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job This Summer (May 2004)
OSHA press release announcing a collaborative effort of numerous federal agencies including NIOSH (Federal Network for Young Worker Safety and Health) to raise awareness of young worker safety in summer jobs.

Forklift Operations by Young Workers Subject of Safety Initiative (February 2004)
OSHA press release describing joint effort with NIOSH to raise awareness of hazards of youth operating forklifts.

Preventing Teen Worker Deaths, Injuries: NIOSH Issues New, Expanded Bulletin (August 2003)
A NIOSH Update announcing the availability of NIOSH Alert” Preventing Deaths, Injuries and Illnesses of Young Workers” which updated and expanded upon a1995 NIOSH Alert.

Teens Face Serious Risk of Job-Related Death in Agricultural Operations, NIOSH Finds (September 2002)
A NIOSH Update announcing new data demonstrating that fatality rates for youth in agriculture were more than twice the overall rate for occupational injury fatalities in the U.S.

NIOSH Issues Farm Youth Death, Injury Data, Introduces Web Information Resource
(September 2001)
A NIOSH Update announcing the availability of new data on childhood agricultural injuries.

Teen Worker Fatalities in Diverse Industries Show Importance of Injury Prevention Efforts
(June 26, 2000)
A NIOSH Update encouraging efforts to improve young worker safety prior to youth employment increasing with summer vacation. The Update included 6 case reports highlighting diverse circumstances in which youth were fatally injured at work.

Most Teen Worker Injuries in Restaurants Occur in Fast Food, NIOSH Study Finds
(December 1999)
A NIOSH Update announcing new findings on teen injuries in fast food restaurants.

Safety, Health Precautions for Young Workers Highlighted in NIOSH Poster to Schools
(June 1998)
A NIOSH update announcing a poster and other information emphasizing safety and health at work for students under 18 years of age.

Job Death Rates for 16-, 17-Year-Olds Comparable to or Higher Than Adult Rates for Leading Causes, NIOSH Finds - Update ( December 1997)
A NIOSH update describing a 1997 study examining the three leading categories of work-related fatalities among 16 and 17 years olds.

NIOSH Highlights Young Worker Injury Prevention as Summer Employment Season Nears - NIOSH Update (June 1997)
A NIOSH Update describing NIOSH distribution of young worker injury prevention information prior to the summer youth employment season.

NIOSH Launches National Research Program to Protect Children on Farms From Injury, Death (April 21, 1997)
HHS press release announcing the launch of a national research program designed to protect children on farms from illness, injury, and death.

NIOSH Study Finds Work Injuries, Illnesses Among Young Employees Pervasive, Preventable - NIOSH Update (June 1996)
NIOSH Update announcing new findings on the high incidence of young worker injuries and illnesses based on data reported by employers.

NIOSH Warns: Employment May Be Hazardous for Adolescent Workers - NIOSH Update
(July 17, 1995)
NIOSH Update summarizing data on young worker injuries and illnesses, and providing recommendations for prevention measures that could be taken by employers, parents, educators and youths.

NIOSH Warns: Employment Can Be Dangerous and Deadly for Adolescents - NIOSH Update
(May 19, 1994)
NIOSH Update announcing new findings on the incidence of young worker injuries and illnesses based on analysis of data from emergency departments and death certificates.


 
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