YW Curriculum: Archived Materials

Archived: Health and Safety Awareness for Working Teens Curriculum

This curriculum is designed to guide Washington state educators in teaching basic concepts about workplace health and safety. By teaching this curriculum, your students will be better prepared to deal with hazards in the workplace and in the classroom.

These materials are designed for use with students in grades 8-12. Students 18 years and older will be affected by different labor laws as they are adults and no longer covered by the "child labor laws". The information contained in this curriculum is still very applicable for young adult workers.

Materials include PDF documents containing teacher preparation materials, guided activities, learning objectives and masters for student handouts, answer keys, and other materials templates. Also provided are Powerpoint (PPT) slide presentations to use with each unit, and some video links (that will take you to other websites for viewing the videos).

Health & Safety Awareness for Working Teens cover art


Topics covered include:

  • Identifying Hazards in the Workplace 
  • Worker Rights and Child Labor Regulations
  • Developing Solutions to Reduce and Eliminate Hazards
  • How to Effectively Communicate with a Supervisor
  • Dealing With and Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Ergonomics for Teens




Curriculum Files

  Cover page: PDF

  Introduction: PDF

  Unit 1: Young Worker Injuries

  Unit 2: Identfying Workplace Hazards

  Unit 3: Know Your Rights

  • Text: PDF
  • Slides: general PPT   |   Slides: "Jeopardy" game PPT

  Unit 4: Making the Job Safer

  Unit 5: Communicating Workplace Problems

  Unit 6: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

  • Text: part A PDF   |   Text: part B PDF
  • Slides: PPT

  Unit 7: Introduction to Workplace Ergonomics

  • Text: PDF
  • Video: "Dr. Ergo" (YouTube link to WA Dept. of Labor & Industries video - 2005)


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