Workplace Safety Workshop for Teens
know that over 200,000 teens are injured at work annually, and over
half of these injuries require emergency room treatment? Yet, surveys
indicate that safety at work is one of the last things teens worry
about. (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
at Work: Talking Safety is a hands-on workshop for teaching
high school students about occupational health and safety. The curriculum
was developed by the Massachusetts Department of Health and the
Children’s Safety Network, Education Development Center, Inc.,
with the participation and insight of students from several high
use of teamwork, games, role-play, and a video made by teens for teens,
the following topics are covered:
potential health and safety hazards in the workplace
how hazards can be controlled and injuries prevented
and safety rights for workers
for communicating with supervisors regarding workplace safety problems
can be presented in its entirety or in parts (for example, one 2.5 hour
session, two 75-minute sessions or five 30 -minute sessions).
the free, state-specific curriculum.
UVBEP offers train-the-trainer sessions to interested
Partner School staff members who would like to learn more about the curriculum
or see parts of the workshop demonstrated. Contact
us for more information.