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Did you know that young workers (ages 15-24) represent 13% of the U.S. labor force, but are overrepresented in dangerous jobs such as construction, agriculture, mining, and transportation?

Did you know that in 2012 there were 361 fatalities among young workers ages 15-24?

Did you know that young workers are twice as likely as workers older than 24 to end up in the emergency room as a result of work related injuries?

 

 

The Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is dedicated to providing young workers throughout the Southeast with training and educational resources intended to promote healthy work practices and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. The Center provides training, educational resources, technical expertise, and an online resource center for young workers and their parents, career and technical teachers and employers.

 
 
Created in October 2010, the goals of the Center include:

     1. Coordinating and promoting health and safety training programs throughout the Southeast.

     2. Developing a culture of workplace safety among young workers.

     3. Building a distinct young worker safety online training program through Georgia Tech Research Institute.

     4. Coordinating training programs with technical educational curricula in the Southeastern states.

     5. Adapting existing young worker safety training programs to meet the needs of trade-specific technical education programs.


Funding for the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute was provided under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Susan Harwood Capacity Building Training Grants from 2010 through 2014.

 

Online Training Portal

  • Seven distinct modules of training
  • Free and easy access
  • Printable certificates upon completion

Creative Onsite Training solutions

  • Customizable courses
  • Engaging for young workers
  • A comprehensive approach

Reasons to Believe in The Center

  • Over 5000 young workers trained
  • Over 13,000 contact hours of training
  • Built on the experience and expertise of the Georgia OSHA Consultation Program
 

Our Team

Jenny Houlroyd

Center Director

Art Wickman

Trainer

Vicki Ainslie

Trainer

Kristen Butler

Trainer

Hilarie Warren

Trainer

Bob Hendry

Trainer

Samantha Rich

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