Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

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


Launching Our New Training Website with a Giveaway!

We are coming to the close of our four years of Susan Harwood funding from the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Even though this fantastic training period is coming to a close, I am excited to announce the launch of our new website and online training portal! We have been hard at work creating a dynamic training program to reflect the training we have been doing in the classroom over the past four years. While the online version will never be as much fun as we have spending time directly with young workers, we are excited to be able to offer this training to anyone interested in learning about safety and health. Our goal is that this program will continue to allow us to train tomorrow's workforce, today. What to know more? Here are some highlights:


First and foremost, I want to draw your attention to the sources page because I everyone to know how much we have appreciated the guidance and support we received while expanding our young worker program.  https://youngworker.gatech.edu/acknowledgement-sources.


Secondly, here is our website and training portal where we now have 7 training modules that can be viewed on the web. Best part about the training is that students can print a certificate at the end of the training, making it easy for educators and employers to be sure the student particpated in the class. https://youngworker.gatech.edu/ and https://youngworker.gatech.edu/training-page.


Thirdly: We now have a secure access FTP site where I can post documents for sharing with employers and educators. This is where we have stored the PowerPoint slides for our trainings, lesson plans, and other handouts. All the documents can be downloaded in formats that make them easy to change to meet an individual's training needs.  https://elsys-sftp.gtri.gatech.edu/public/folder/C1zeWL_Q806U5r-SQ8CNDg/OSHA_Training_Material The password for this site is youngworker.


Finally, we tried to link to as many resources as I could come up with to help young workers and those training young workers. https://youngworker.gatech.edu/external-resources If you know of a resource that should have been included, please let me know. I will be happy to add it.


To celebrate the website and free training program, we will be giving away a tote bag to one lucky person that shares the resources we have to offer. To enter this giveaway, check out our Rafflecopter:



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Thanks again for all of your support!

Jenny Houlroyd

Director of the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI