Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

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


Congrats to the Winners of Our 2013 Poster Contest!


The Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute partnered this year with Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc., both the OSHA Georgia Youth Alliance and the OSHA Georgia Struck-by Alliance, and the Georgia Employee Committee that is planning the Ga Safety, Health and Environmental Conference to sponsor a poster contest with the mission of creating an engaging, positive poster that promotes increasing situational awareness on the job. Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC is generously donating funding for the contest prizes and travel expenses for the Grand Prize winner and a chaperone to travel to Savannah, GA to attend the 2013 Georgia Safety, Health, and Environmental Conference in September.


This contest was designed to not only engage young workers in a discussion about safety and health on the job, but to also promote safety and health as a career pathway. Our grand prize winner was Tyris Gresham, a high school student at Henry County High School, and a student of Mr. Chad Drake. His poster, “Keep Your Head out of the Clouds” highlights the importance of reducing distractions in the workplace and focusing on your work. He will receive a $600 scholarship and will be invited to participate, along with a chaperone, in the 2013 Georgia Safety, Health and Environmental Conference in September. Our first runner-up was Anna Hedden, a Computational Media student from Georgia Tech. Her poster titled, “Age is Relative” highlights the important fact that all workers have a right to a safe and healthy workplace.  She will receive a $300 scholarship.  And finally, our second runner up is Johnson Le also a high school students at Henry County Schools. He will receive a $100 scholarship for his poster titled, “Be Smart…”


Download our full press release and pass the information along: https://youngworker.gatech.edu/node/264 (pdf for downloading at the bottom of the page).