Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

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

 

Welcome!

Welcome to our Safety and Health blog for the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI! Our vision for this blog is to provide a forum for discussion about important issues related to young workers as they enter the workforce. We weclome stories and discussion, so please feel free to share your thoughts or send along a story you would like to feature.

In 2009, over 300 people ages 15-24 were killed on the job. Young workers are also twice as likely to end up in the emergency room when compared to workers 25 and older. This project is intended to reach out to young workers as they enter the labor force and provide interactive, engaging training resources, which have the potential to not only prevent injuries and illnesses, but to also save lives. We hope that this blog will provide one forum to reach out to not only younger workers, but also their employers, teachers, and parents.