Integrating occupational safety and health information into vocational and technical education and other workforce preparation programs.
Schulte-PA; Stephenson-CM; Okun-AH; Palassis-J; Biddle-E
Am J Publ Health 2005 Mar; 95(3):404-411
The high rates of injury among young workers are a pressing public health issue, especially given the demand of the job market for new workers. Young and new workers experience the highest rates of occupational injuries of any age group. Incorporating occupational safety and health (OSH) information into the more than 20,000 vocational and other workforce preparation programs in the United States might provide a mechanism for reducing work-related injuries and illnesses among young and new workers. We assessed the status of including OSH information or training in workforce preparation programs and found there is an inconsistent emphasis on OSH information.
Age-factors; Age-groups; Education; Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Training
Paul Schulte, NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS-C14, Cincinnati, OH 45226
American Journal of Public Health