5179.0 Health and Safety among Working Youth

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
In this panel, participants will share their experiences in developing health and safety messages and educational approaches targeting young workers. Panel presentations will be followed by facilitated discussion on the challenges and benefits of youth and adults working together to address health and safety in the workplace, and on possible strategies for strengthening a growing network of young health and safety advocates.Also descriptive data on occupational injuries among youth workers will be discussed. Studying relationships of injuries with safety training, issuance of work permits and use of protective measures is important for designing effective interventions.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session the participant will be able to describe four most frequently reported serious injuries among youth workers. Also participants will be about to describe current strategies to network among youth H&S advocates.
Diane Bush, MPH

1:10 PM
Youth voices on health and safety at work
Nancy Morales, BA and Diane Bush, MPH
12:30 PM
Promotion of Workplace Health and Safety Among Teen Workers in Georgia
Jenny Leigh Houlroyd, MSPH, Michelle Dunham, MSPH, MSM, Art Wickman, CIH, Vicki Ainslie, Kristen Butler, MPH, Hilarie Warren, MPH and Kevin Kamperman

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing