Teen Safety

11/8/2005
OSHA promotes new Teen Safety website....

TEEN SAFETY AND HEALTH SITE

 
WASHINGTON -- Keeping America's working teens safe and healthy while on the job is the goal of a web site recently released by OSHA. The Teen Workers safety and health page is part of the agency's contribution to the Department of Labor's new initiative on young workers and is now OSHA's premier site for teen worker safety and health information.
 
"Every year 70 teenagers die from work-related injuries and 77,000 more are injured seriously enough to require emergency medical treatment-and that's just not acceptable," said OSHA Administrator John Henshaw. "This site is one more way to provide our young workers with the knowledge they deserve so they can have safe and positive work experiences."
 
The teen safety and health site educates young workers, parents, employers and educators on workplace safety. The site offers educational resources such as fact sheets on workplace rights and responsibilities, hazards on the job, ways to prevent injuries, work hours, job restrictions, and more. It also links to states that have special web sites or initiatives designed for young workers.
 
The new teen safety and health site can be accessed from the Department of Labor's YouthRules! web site, or through the OSHA web site A-Z index under "Youth" or under What's New.