April 30th, 2013
National Young Worker Safety Day (NYWSD) kicks off Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 9 a.m. at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City. As part of the larger campaign, “A Million Safer,” led by CareerSafe, NYWSD is targeted at making a significant and critical impact on decreasing the number of young worker injuries and fatalities in the United States. At the CareerSafe booth (booth C) at SkillsUSA TECHSPO, students and teachers will sign the pledge to “StartSafe. StaySafe” just like more than 4,000 others who made the same pledge on NWYSD in 2012.
Students will also have an opportunity to participate in interactive safety games and win great prizes that will further teach the importance of young worker safety training. In addition, students and teachers will have the opportunity to gather valuable safety materials and ask experienced CareerSafe staff about safety-related questions and concerns.
February 15th, 2011
SkillsUSA is partnering with CareerSafe for a National Safety Video Competition. Teens across the country are challenged to create a video demonstrating safety in the workplace. For entry information and more details, visit: www.skillsusa.org/compete/safetyvideo.shtml. Entry submission deadline is March 1.
December 1st, 2009
The Young Worker Safety Response Center (YWSRC) is funded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to promote the safety of young workers. There are free resources and training offered by the center.
Youth @ Work: Talking Safety is a free, interactive, skills-based 3-5 hour training program for young people. Even if you already provide safety training using an OSHA or industry-specific course, Youth @ Work can complement your training with additional fun, interactive activities to help build a foundation of health and safety skills. It provides basic information about recognizing and reducing or eliminating all types of workplace hazards, dealing with emergencies on the job and speaking up effectively about safety concerns.
For more information and to learn about training-of-trainers workshops offered in your state, contact the Center’s co-directors:
Christine Miara, Education Development Center, Inc
Diane Bush, Labor Occupational Health Program
August 15th, 2009
Safety is always a concern for our student members and in our classrooms. Contact your local OSHA offices to help you promote safety and related issues. They can attend your upcoming conferences or visit classrooms to present workshops and informational sessions. If you would like more information or to set up a visit, contact Sandra Khan at OSHA: Khan.Sandra@dol.gov.
March 15th, 2009
The Ansell-sponsored Web site, http://www.SafetyCommunity.com, has created a dedicated group for SkillsUSA students, faculty and staff. The group was created to offer SkillsUSA leaders the opportunity to find safety training resources and share knowledge with industry professionals. The SkillsUSA group is located at http://www.safetycommunity.com/group/skillsusa. The SafetyCommunity.com SkillsUSA group features:
- A tips and networking discussion forum for students, faculty, staff and safety professionals to share advice on education, best practices, training and safety.
- Networking capabilities so that SkillsUSA leaders can connect and converse with professionals and experts in the field.
- A helpful links section where students, faculty and staff can find links to Web sites that offer information on the safety industry and ways to get involved in the field.
- News feeds with updated information on industry trends and happenings.
There is also an opportunity to enter a Safety Community Contest. There will be five winners of the contest and each will receive a $250 American Express gift certificate. For more information and a link to a PowerPoint presentation that explains the rules of the contest go to: http://www.skillsusa.org/educators/safety.shtml