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August 02, 2012
Young worker safety leadership campaign launched

At a young leadership and skills conference, 4,000 students, educators, and administrators pledged to improve workplace safety. They kicked off a campaign to educate a million students about on-the-job safety by December 31, 2015.

According to CareerSafe® Online, sponsor of the program, one young worker is injured every 2 minutes in the workplace, every 7 minutes a young worker is hospitalized because of a workplace injury, and one young worker is killed every 5 days. According to federal OSHA, a “young worker” is 14-24 years old.

At the conference the benefits of implementing safety education at the secondary and postsecondary levels were demonstrated. Video testimonials included personal accounts of injury, employability, and other benefits.

Young safety professionals are showing leadership and a deep personal commitment to occupational safety and health. Click on the following link to read more to learn from young safety professionals.

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