Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

Commentary and news on occupational health and safety for young workers.

 

Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Hero Award

We wanted to pass along the following information about an award program for those heros protecting children from unhealthy school conditions. Check it out!

March 18, 2012 is the 75th anniversary of the1937 Texas School Explosion.  The 1937 Texas School Explosion was the worst school disaster in American history. It was a gas explosion that killed more than 300 people, mostly students, just minutes before the end of the day in their new state-of-the-art public school.  The Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Hero Award, announced in anticipation of March 18 each year, was created as an annual opportunity to inspire leadership and partnerships to protect children from the chemical hazards and unhealthy conditions in today's schools.  Do you know someone whose sense of responsibility, inspirational leadership, and exemplary persistence and courage protects children from school hazards and unhealthy school conditions? If so, then please send your hero's name, email/phone #, and story by February 15, 2012 to Ellie Goldberg at healthykids@rcn.com