Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

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Job Opening for a Student at the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI


Student Research Assistant (Occupational Safety & Health- Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI) ELSYS 

Contact information: jenny.houlroyd@gtri.gatech.edu

Company Ref:  Occupational Safety & Health 

 Professional Areas:  Industrial Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Engineering, Science or related field 

 Location:  ELSYS 

 Job Type:  All 

Job Commitment: Hourly as needed (approximately 10-20 hours per week)

Length of Commitment: Initial assignment would be from January (or hire date) through September 2012. There is a potential extension of the project for up to four years.

Department:  Electronic Systems Laboratory

Description: Seeking to hire a student studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Computational Media (BSCM) or Masters in Digital Media.

In 2010, over 328 people ages 15-24 were killed on the job. Young workers, who make up 14% of the US labor force, are disproportionately represented in dangerous job such as construction, transportation, agriculture, and mining. Young workers are 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 these 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. The student must be energetic and eager to use their creative capabilities to assist in the development of these training resources designed to protect workers.

Student will assist in the development of training programs to educate young workers for the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech.  This will include developing online games to be used as training tools.

Primary tasks include:

  • Conduct an analysis to determine what training is already available
  • Assist in designing and developing the context for converting the live training to online training and games
  • Assist in the developmental process of designing the future stages of the process
  • Assist with data management of course participants and course evaluation survey results


To apply- please send your resume to Jenny Houlroyd, Project Director of the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI at jenny.houlroyd@gtri.gatech.edu