Speaking Out for Young Workers

Speaking Out for Young Workers

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

 

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Launch of the NJ Safe Schools Cosmetology and Right to Know website pages

Launch of the NJ Safe Schools Cosmetology and Right to Know website pages

One product of the most recent NJ Safe Schools Task Force (2010-2012) on Human Services-Cosmetology is the release of the new part of our website on Right to Know and related safety and health topics for students and teachers throughout NJ, and throughout the nation. This career area/cluster includes program pathways in hair styling and haircutting, nail care and skin care. The NJ Safe Schools team is truly grateful to the stakeholders throughout the State (public and private sector) and Region II (multiple federal agencies), particularly students, teachers and administrators at NJ vocational-technical education school districts who participated in focus groups and our poster contest. We hope the information provided will inform both training and practice in salons. You can access the website here: http://www.njsafeschools.org/Cosmetology.htm.

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).

The Right Package

Jimmy Vo- Right Package

Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner: Jimmy Vo. Jimmy attends Charles Drew High School in Clayton County, Georgia. His poster is titled "Right Package."

It's Your World Now

Our First Place Poster Contest Winner is Joe Murphy. Joe Murphy is a student at Georgia Institute of Technology, right here in Atlanta, Georgia. His poster is titled, "It's Your World Now."

Working Smart

Working Smart by Airielle Thomas

Our Second Place Poster Contest Winner is Airielle Thomas. She attends Charles Drew High School in Clayton County, Georgia. Her poster is titled "Working Smart."

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