Instructor Resources and Live Training@GTRI

Training Conducted by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute

The Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI is available to conduct seven different distinct trainings for young workers, their parents, teachers, and employers. If you are interested in hosting one of these trainings at your school or place of employment, please contact us to schedule these trainings. On-site training availability is limited, but all of our training is available on our website for you to take at your convenience, free of charge.

 

Young Worker Safety and Health General Awareness Training

This one- to two-hour session focuses on the importance of young worker safety and health. In particular, this training covers young worker rights and US Department of Labor child laws. This training is designed to be presented for all audiences: young workers, employers, teachers, and parents of young workers.

 

Young Worker Safety and Health Training for Instructors and Employers

This four-hour workshop provides employers and teachers all the resources they need to train young workers. This interactive, hands-on training covers the following topics:

  • Young Worker Injuries and Illnesses
  • Identification of workplace hazards (including chemical, biological, safety, and other health hazards)
  • Ways to reduce young worker injuries and illnesses
  • Young worker rights and responsibilities- An overview of Young Worker Labor Laws

Participants in this course will receive both lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations needed to train young workers.

 

A Safety and Health Primer for Young Workers

This training is designed for young workers, ages 14-24, as they enter the workforce. This 6-8 hour workshop class covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to young worker injuries and illnesses
  • Identification of workplace hazards (e.g., chemical, biological, safety, and other health hazards)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Young Worker Rights and Responsibilities
  • An overview of young worker labor laws
  • Finding a Voice- Speaking up and against workplace hazards
  • Taking Action

This class is designed to be delivered in either a classroom setting or at a place of employment.

 

Subject Specific Training Modules 

The Center also offers four different subject specific training modules. Each course is designed to be a one to two hour workshop course is designed to provide an interactive approach to training young workers about the central hazards associated with that industry. Each training is designed to be adapted to: young workers, employers, and teachers. The following trainings sessions are available:

  • Young Worker Safety and Health Training for the Cosmetology Industry
  • Young Worker Safety and Health Training for the Culinary Industry
  • Young Worker Safety and Health Training for the Construction Industry
  • Young Worker Safety and Health Training for the Healthcare Industry

These classes are designed to be delivered in either a classroom setting or at a place of employment. Employers and teachers participating in these classes will receive both lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations needed to train young workers.

Download Copies of the Training Materials by Accessing our Shared Drive

The password for this page is: youngworker

To take these classes online, please visit our online training page.

 

 

To schedule training, please fill out the following form and email it to the Center's Director, Jenny Houlroyd at jenny.houlroyd@gtri.gatech.edu: