Speaking Out for Young Workers

Commentary and news on occupational health and safety for young workers

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."

Announcing the 2012 Poster and Video Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI's Poster and Video Contests.

Poster Contest Winners:

Contest Winners will be Posted MONDAY- March 19, 2012

We have sent out the posters and videos for judging by a panel of industry safety and health professionals and this week we received the results from them! We tallied the scores, made a decision, and have contacted the winners. And now, starting Monday, March 19, 2012- we will start rolling out the winning projects for you to see! Stay tuned.

Young Worker Digest- February

Over the past couple of weeks, I have a read a series of articles related to young workers ranging from citations being issued by OSHA for companies that have severely injured young workers to articles citing what young workers want out of their first jobs. Here is a collection of those articles for you to read.

Legal News:

In Arizona, lawmakers propose to make an amendment to the minimum wage law that would allow for employers to pay young workers less than minimum wage. The text reads as follows: