Young Worker Safety and Health Teacher Resources

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Youth@Work: Talking Safety Curriculum Updated 2015
NIOSH Publication No. 2005-121-174
The new Youth@Work: Talking Safety is a free, fun, foundation curriculum in workplace safety and health for middle and high school students. Talking Safety can be used in a classroom or other group training setting, and has been customized for each state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Miami-Dade County, FL. to address their specific child labor rules, regulations and resources. The transferable competencies learned through the curriculum will help young workers stay safe and healthy on the job now and throughout their lives.

Are You A Working Teen?
NIOSH Publication No. 2011-184
Document targeted to teen workers that answers questions about teen worker rights, hazard recognition, as well as regulations on the hours teens are permitted to work by law.

Electrical Safety: Safety and Health for Electrical Trades Student Manual
NIOSH Publication No. 2009-113
This student manual is part of a safety and health curriculum for secondary and post-secondary electrical trades courses. The manual is designed to engage the learner in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards associated with electrical work.

School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
NIOSH Publication No. 2007-107
This document attempts to provide teachers, and ultimately their students, with information so that they can take the appropriate precautionary actions in order to prevent or minimize hazards, harmful exposures, and injuries in the laboratory.

NIOSH Safety Checklist Program For Schools
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-101 (October 2003)
In one easy-to-read source, the Safety Checklist Program provides information needed by schools to maintain safe classrooms, shops, and labs for teachers and students in career-technical education. This information can also be used by colleges and universities with occupational safety and health programs.
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Don’t Be a Zombie at Work Game
This is a free, interactive, online computer game designed to help teens be more aware of hazards in the workplace. It features the imaginary evil BodgeDab industries. Players help their co-workers avoid becoming a “zombie” by finding tools and information from embedded EHS professionals to stay safe on the job. Instructions and quizzes are provided throughout the game.

Outreach and Educator Resources: Dangerous Decibels (DVD)
This is a multilayered introduction to how we hear (simple or more complex versions), what decibels are, types of hearing loss, how to protect ears, tinnitus (short or fuller version with testimonial), and more.

r2p & p2r at Work: Career Technical Education
New tools for CTE Administrators and Instructors are now available that have come out of recent research on OSH education in post-secondary CTE construction programs.

Your Construction Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers: A Guide for Administrators & Instructors in Post-Secondary Career Technical Education (CTE) Construction Programs
This guide focuses on key program elements of systems that are established by leadership at schools and by contractors out on the jobsite. It describes each element and shares new research data from a recent study on the current state of safety and health education in these programs. It then provides action steps CTE administrators and instructors can take to strengthen their programs.