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New Tools Help Make a Fun Summer a Safe Bet

As school ends, summer jobs often begin, and young people often find jobs in the construction industry. And because that field ranks third in the number of work-related youth fatalities nationwide, construction is the focus of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s second annual Teen Summer Job Safety campaign.

SkillsUSA is again participating in the April campaign kickoff, at Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring, Md. There’s more at:

How can you or someone you care about stay safe on the job? Visit, the campaign’s Web component, and take the “New Youth Working in Construction” electronic seminar. You’ll learn about the laws designed to protect young people from dangerous situations, as well as the main causes of construction-related injuries. Explore the site for other safety resources to help keep summer fun and summer jobs rewarding.

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