Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

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


Announcing the 2013 Safety and Health Poster Contest

Situational Awareness

What makes learning about safety and health on the job fun? How about a poster contest to stir those creative juices? I am excited to announce that this year we have completely revamped our contest. Check out the details for the contest here: http://www.youngworker.gatech.edu/node/260.

This year we are focusing on jobsite safety and health as it relates to situational awareness. Do you know what the people working around you are doing? Are you texting on the job? Do you know if you are trained appropriately for the tasks your employer just asked you to do? This year we want to see how you can put together a creative message that encourages situational awareness on the job.

To make this contest the best ever, we are excited to be collaborating with Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc., Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, and the Office of Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner’s 2013 Environmental, Health, and Safety Conference to create a contest designed to not only promote jobsite safety and health for young workers, but to also promote safety and health as a career pathway. The contest will run from March 1, 2013 through April 15, 2013, and is open to any Georgia Resident who is between the ages of 14 and 24.The winner of the contest will be invited to participate in the 2013 Georgia Safety, Health, and Environmental Conference in Savannah, GA.

I cannot wait to see all the fabulous entrees this year!


Good Luck!


Jenny Houlroyd

Project Director