The following resources provide information about occupational health and safety for young workers, employers, unions, educators, parents, and youth community groups.
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division, Young Workers
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Young Worker Resources
Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Teen Worker Resources
US Department of Labor - Youth Rules!
The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents - Young Workers
Work Safe BC -Young Workers
Putting Data to Work
This resource was produced by the Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) to summarize statistics from multiple data sources for young worker injury, illness and deaths in Oregon.
Putting Data to Work: Young Workers (pdf)
Youth @ Work Talking Safety Curriculum
The following curriculum was designed and produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for use in classrooms or other group training settings. It has been customized for each state and Puerto Rico to address state-specific rules and regulations.
Youth@Work: Talking Safety
Youth Rules! Employer Guides
The US Department of Labor created guides to inform employers of rules that specifically apply to young workers. The link below includes pocket guides, in both English and Spanish, for construction and agricultural employers, as well as a guide including general rules and safety tips.
Youth Rules! Employer Guides
Parent Safety and Health Checklist
This checklist, created by the Federal Network for Young Worker Safety & Health, is designed for parents to use with their teen or young adult before the teens look for work; after they have received job training; and to help identify questions or topics not covered in their on the job training or orientation.
Parent Safety & Health Checklist
Teens and Young Adults
O[yes] - Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition
O[yes] meets regularly to prevent injuries and deaths experienced by young workers. O[yes] is comprised of members that represent various perspectives throughout the state. Membership is open and O[yes] welcomes and encourages new perspectives and members. O[yes] asserts that all injuries are preventable, all individuals have a right to safe work and that young workers deserve to be treated respectfully and fairly.
Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition
Check out O[yes] on Facebook
Can you dig it?
This is a brochure published by the US Department of Labor to educate young workers in the landscaping, greenhouse, and nursery industries. It provides information about how to work safely, including information about protection from pesticides, heat stress, electrocution, and slips and trips.
Can you dig it? (pdf) (pdf)
Teen Worker Safety in Restaurants
This is an eTool created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It highlights the hazards in restaurants (e.g. clean-up, food preparation, serving food, and more) and provides prevention strategies.
Teen Worker Safety in Restaurants (eTool)
Youth in Agriculture
This is an eTool developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It describes agricultural hazards (e.g., chemicals, machinery, tractors, and more) and provides prevention strategies.
Youth in Agriculture (eTool)
You've Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You
This is a brochure published by Oregon OSHA to educate young workers (age 14-17) about the hours and jobs that different age groups are allowed to work. It also gives tips about how to keep safe on the job.
You've got your whole life ahead of you (pdf) (pdf)