Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

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


Worker Safety and Health App Challenge - Young Workers

Amazing young worker opportunity!

The Department of Labor recently launched the Worker Safety and Health App Challenge on the Challenge.gov Web site at http://workersafetyhealth.challenge.gov/ . This challenge is for developers to use publicly available government information (i.e., OSHA data, NIOSH data, and other online government resources) to educate young workers on the safety and health risks in real work scenarios. 


Submissions should achieve both the following goals:

·         Provide tools that demonstrate the importance of knowing about workplace safety and health hazards and

·         Provide tools to help young workers understand their rights in the workplace.


Submissions are due by September 16, 2012.  Four prizes will be awarded, including a grand prize of $15,000 plus a meet and greet with U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.  Contest judges include Secretary Solis, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and the hosts of the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters (Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman).