ERIC Number: ED445139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Promoting Safe Work for Young Workers: A Community-Based Approach. A Resource Guide Documenting the Experiences of Three Young Worker Projects.
Bush, Diane; Gonzalez-Arroyo, Michele; Stock, Laura; Delp, Linda; Miara, Christine; Dewey, Robin; Sinclair, Raymond C.; Ortega, Maria J.
This guide presents the lessons learned from three health education projects that focused on young worker issues and were funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In these projects, occupational health educators worked for 3 years, in three different communities, to raise the awareness of young worker issues, including those related to students working part-time, at the community level. In this guide, the educators convey what they learned and provide information about materials that can be modified and used in other communities to meet their own needs. The three projects were developed in Brocton, Massachusetts; Oakland, California; and Los Angeles, California. Steps in coordinating a young worker project are outlined. Working with community partners, including peers of young workers, their parents, employers, and other citizens, is reviewed. Three appendixes contain a summary of child labor laws, a list of agencies and organizations that may help in program development, and a list of 21 resources and books for additional information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Employers, Health Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Part Time Employment, Program Implementation, Safety Education, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Cooperative agreement partners: (1) Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Education Development Center, Inc.; (2) University of California at Berkeley; and (3) University of California at Los Angeles. This report received partial support from the Children's Safety Network. Foreword by Linda Rosenstock.