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Teaching Talking Safety

Total Running Time: 33:04

Teaching Talking Safety is a series of six short videos designed to guide instructors of the NIOSH Youth@Work—Talking Safety curriculum through its key concepts and activities. Young workers under age 18 are at a higher risk of being injured on the job compared to older workers. Talking Safety teaches essential knowledge and skills to help keep young people safe and healthy at work.

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Teaching Talking Safety: Lesson 1 – Young Worker Injuries
Publication No. 2018-165A
Total run time: 6:02

While many young people have thought about working, but have they considered that, while work has many benefits, it also has risks? This video covers Lesson 1, Young Worker Injuries. It explains how to: introduce the topic of workplace safety, assess students’ prior knowledge about workplace safety and health, and teach students that injuries at work are predictable and preventable.

The video also covers the activities in Lesson 1: job safety quiz, Mallory’s Story video, and real life stories of teens injured on the job.

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Teaching Talking Safety: Lesson 2 – Finding Hazards
Publication No. 2018-165B
Total run time: 5:09

Identifying hazards at work is an important life skill. How is it done? This video covers Lesson 2, Finding Hazards. It guides instructors on how to teach what a job hazard is, the different categories of job hazards, and how to find information using a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). It also covers the activities in Lesson 2: Find the Hazards worksheets and Hazard Mapping.

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Teaching Talking Safety: Lesson 3 – Making the Job Safer
Publication No. 2018-165C
Total run time: 8:27

After identifying a hazard, what should a young worker do? This video covers Lesson 3, Making the Job Safer. It guides instructors on how to explain the three main ways to reduce or eliminate hazards in the workplace:

  •   remove the hazard,
  •  – implement policies and procedures, and
  •  – use personal protective equipment (PPE).

It also covers the hazard control game, Safety Pyramid.

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Teaching Talking Safety: Lesson 4 – Emergencies at Work
Publication No. 2018-165D
Total run time: 4:16

Emergencies can happen at any time and any place, even at work. Are young workers prepared? This video covers Lesson 4, Emergencies at Work. It guides instructors on how to teach what an emergency is and the different types of workplace emergencies. It also covers the Disaster Blaster! game, which teaches students strategies to respond to emergencies.

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Teaching Talking Safety: Lesson 5 – Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
Publication No. 2018-165E
Total run time: 5:15

Are young workers aware of their special rights and their responsibilities at work? This video covers Lesson 5, Know Your Rights and Responsibilities. It guides instructors on how to teach students about the legal protections they have as minor workers (under the age of 18). It also covers the Know Your Rights Quiz Game and introduces the Labor Law Bingo activity.

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Teaching Talking Safety: Lesson 6 – Taking Action
Publication No. 2018-165F
Total run time: 5:55

Are young workers ready to apply their workplace safety and health knowledge to real word situations?  This video covers Lesson 6, Taking Action. It guides instructors on how to empower students to communicate with employers about problems at work. It also covers the mini-skits, an activity in which students practice talking to managers about safety or health issues.