June 26, 2018
Contact: Office of Communications
OSHA and CareerSafe Form Alliance to Protect Safety and Health
of Young Workers
WASHINGTON, DC – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today signed an alliance agreement with CareerSafe to provide youth, aged 16-24, educators, and administrators with information and resources on the most common hazards encountered by new workers.
During the two-year alliance, participants plan to work together to promote safety and health awareness among youth in career and technical education programs regarding workplace hazards, particularly in construction, agriculture, and healthcare; facilitate discussions on occupational safety and health training for youth and entry-level workers; and engage youth in OSHA initiatives related to falls, and safety and health programs.
Formed in 2003, CareerSafe provides interactive, online workplace safety training to youth primarily through high school career and technical education programs.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for
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