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Title: Safe Work/Work Safe


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Safe Work/Work Safe
  • Know your rights

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  • Developed by Oyes - the Oregon Young Employee
    Safety Coalition.
  • www.oregonyoungworkers.org
  • Revised with permission for the California
    Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety
  • www.youngworkers.org

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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  • Have you or someone you know ever been injured on
    the job?

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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  • 146,000 people under the age of 24 are injured at
    work each year
  • 400 young workers are injured every day

City of Hayward, CA Population 145,800
Torrance, CA Population 145,900
Source National Institute for Occupational
Safety Health (NIOSH)
California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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  • Many young worker injuries happen in retail
    shops, grocery stores, and restaurants

Source http//www.oshainfo.gatech.edu/teen-techgu
ide.pdf
California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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  • Between 15 24 you are twice as likely to get
    injured on the job as everyone over 25

Source National Institute for Occupational
Safety Health (NIOSH)
California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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What are some hazards in the workplace?
California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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  • Your employers job is to provide
  • Your Job is to
  • A safe and healthy workplace
  • Information on hazards in the workplace
  • Training about health and safety
  • Follow all safety procedures
  • Report any health and safety hazards to a
    supervisor
  • Keep work areas clean

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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  • Your employers job is to provide
  • Your Job is to
  • Training about emergency procedures
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Payment or medical care if you get hurt or sick
    at work
  • Know what to do in an emergency
  • Use personal protective equipment when required
  • Ask questions when you feel uncertain or unsafe

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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What can we do about hazards at work?
California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Employee rights
  • The Right to
  • Know about job hazards

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Employee rights
  • The Right to
  • Refuse dangerous work that you are unprepared to
    do safely

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Employee rights
  • The Right to
  • Participate and ask questions

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Speak Up!
  • What are some questions you might want to ask
    about your job?

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Be specific
  • Address the problem, not the person

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Be specific - Example
  • She left this handle sticking out of the shelves
    and I almost fell over it and broke my neck!
  • While I was carrying freight down the aisle, I
    almost tripped over this handle sticking out of
    the shelves.

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Offer a solution
  • What or how could the safety or health hazard be
    changed?

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Be present
  • Listen and ask for feedback

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Be sensitive/empathetic
  • Show you care
  • Offer suggestions
  • use I believe or I think

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Your turn
  • You are asked to close up shop by yourself, which
    youve never done before and you havent had
    training.

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
21
Your turn
  • You are told that because of staff shortage you
    will be driving a forklift. A co-worker tells you
    that you have to be 18 and trained to do this
    legally. You are 17.

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
22
Your turn
  • A co-worker is harassing you at work and making
    you feel uncomfortable.

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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Resources
  • Oyes http//www.oregonyoungworkers.org

California Partnership for Young Worker Health
Safety youngworkers.org
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