Youth@Work—Talking Safety is a foundational curriculum in occupational safety and health. This curriculum is the culmination of many years’ work by a consortium of partners dedicated to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses among youth.
Today’s complex, global work environments require young people to develop skills that meet 21st century challenges. Working safely is one of the vital life and career skills necessary for becoming a successful and fully-functioning participant in the new economy. This curriculum teaches core health and safety skills and knowledge, covering basic information relevant to any occupation at any stage of work life.
This curriculum teaches core health and safety skills and knowledge, covering basic information relevant to any occupation at any stage of work life.
The new Youth@Work—Talking Safety is a fun, free, and engaging curriculum that helps teachers and school/community-based job placement staff educate young people about the basics of job safety and health. The curriculum presents essential information and career-readiness skills through a focus on eight core competencies. The skills gained through the Talking Safety curriculum are transferable across industries and occupations and will help students stay safe and healthy at work now and throughout their lives.