Online course offers safety training to young workers
Young workers are injured more often than older workers. They are more likely to try something they don't know how to do. And they may not ask questions to avoid looking inexperienced.
Yet, knowledge is power. So is training. That's why the nonprofit Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition, of which Oregon OSHA is a member, has produced new online training program for young workers.
Accessible by smartphone and tablet, the training covers everything from finding and controlling hazards and young worker rights and responsibilities to how to speak up for safety and how to prepare for emergencies at work.
The program, which includes a student workbook, can be completed in about 45 minutes. Designed to be flexible, the program does not have to be finished all at once.
To access the training program, go to the grant program page.
For more information about the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition, visit youngemployeesafety.org