#KeepTeen
    WorkersSafe

    A Social Media Campaign for Young Worker Safety

    About the Campaign

    From April 13 – May 1, 2020, join our effort to increase awareness and promote workplace safety and health resources for teen workers employed over the summer break.  Help us share this information with teens, parents, teachers, and employers.  This effort is part of a larger campaign to protect teen workers at their summer jobs, or at temporary jobs year-round.  The 2020 theme is “Keeping teen workers safe is everyone’s job!”
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    April 27th - May 1st

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    Week 1 (April 13-17) "Teen workers have rights!"

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    Teens have the same rights as other workers: a safe workplace, job safety training, needed safety equipment, speaking up without fear. Teens under 18 can’t perform all jobs. Know what’s prohibited! https://www.youthrules.gov/know-the-limits/hazards/ #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
    All workers, including teens, have the right to a safe workplace! Questions? Call 1-800-321-OSHA – your information is confidential.

    Tell a friend and share this video: #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Teens have workplace rights! Tell a teen you know they have the right to work in a safe workplace – it’s protected by law. #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    #DYK Approximately every 5 minutes a teen 15-19 is injured at work.  Everyone has the right to a safe workplace – it’s the law. Share this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDprrB1xC1I #KeepTeenWorkersSafe

    Week 2 (April 20-24) "Every job has hazards!"

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    #DYK? Slips, trips, and falls are leading causes of teen worker injuries but most are easily preventable. Clean up spills, move clutter out of walkways, wear rubber-soled shoes.

    More tips: https://www.KeepTeenWorkersSafe.org #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Prepare all workers for emergencies, including fires and violent situations. Teach them how to locate escape routes and explain where to go for emergency medical treatment. https://www.KeepTeenWorkersSafe.org #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    #DYK car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths? Avoid distractions on your way to/from work. Teens over 17 may drive for work but it’s important they stay focused. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBlx7TxJlZs #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Get a safety checkup at https://www.nsc.org/forms/safetycheckup – enter age/state/job to learn what hazards to look out for.

    Also, visit https://www.KeepTeenWorkersSafe.org to learn what you can do about workplace hazards. #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
    Every job has hazards & getting to/from work does too.  Remind teens to avoid distractions when driving and to be aware of the hazards at work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBlx7TxJlZs&list=PL337F74DED367FDE7 #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Talk to teens about health and safety hazards in the workplace, and their rights and responsibilities at work https://www.keepteenworkerssafe.org/ #KeepTeenWorkersSafe 
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    Teach students how to be safe at work this summer. Include workplace safety and health in a lesson plan. Look here for curriculum resources to get started: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/talkingsafety/ #KeepTeenWorkersSafe

    Week 3 (April 27-May 1) "Speak up!"

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    Encourage teen workers to be safety leaders! Reassure them it is okay to report safety hazards. Take action together to eliminate or reduce the hazards they spot. https://www.bcspfoundation.org/klint #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Teen workers want to do the job right and may not speak up if they are unsure. Encourage them to ask questions and tell them how to report safety concerns. https://www.keepteenworkerssafe.org/ #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
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    Let teens know they should report any safety concern or work injury right away - it’s illegal for employers to fire them for reporting a safety issue.
    www.osha.gov/workers/index.html #KeepTeenWorkersSafe
    New to a job? You may see things other workers miss. Ask questions & speak-up if you see something unsafe! Check out this video by teens on staying safe in the workplace! 
    https://youtu.be/oqbYdAOw5RA
    #KeepTeenWorkersSafe

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    Reach out to us here, and we will be happy to answer any question you may have!