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OSHA Launches Young Worker Resources

Posted in on Fri, Apr 5, 2013

From OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs –

OSHA has launched a focused effort to raise awareness about new resources for young worker safety and health.  Young workers are a vulnerable population.  Workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older workers; they have limited work experience; and they frequently do not receive adequate safety training. In addition, young workers are usually not aware of their workplace rights.  To address this need for information, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) developed the poster “I Have Rights” for young workers.  The poster includes a QR code linking to a DOL portal to OSHA’s updated Young Worker web pages and to Wage and Hour Division’s updated YouthRules! web pages.

The goal of the poster and the web pages is to call young workers’ attention to their rights and to ways to stay safe and healthy on the job.  OSHA intends to promote these resources among young workers, their parents, employers and educators and external stakeholders.

The “I Have Rights” poster is available at http://www.osha.gov/Publications/teens/3231_Teen_Poster.html.  Five copies may be ordered from the Publications office at http://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.athruz?pType=Types&pID=5.
Packets of 25 posters may be ordered from OSHA’s Office of Communications by calling 202-693-1999.

OSHA’s Young Worker website is at http://www.osha.gov/youngworkers/index.html.

Wage and Hour’s Youth Rules! is at http://www.youthrules.dol.gov/.

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