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).
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
Cover page: PDF
Unit 1: Young Worker Injuries
- Text: PDF
- Slides: PPT
- Video: "Teen Workers: Real Risks, Real Jobs" (NIOSH link to national version of UW DEOHS/WA Dept. of Labor & Industries video - 2010)
- Video: "Trabajadores adolescentes: Trabajos reales, riesgos reales" (YouTube Spanish language link to WA state video - 2005)
Unit 2: Identfying Workplace Hazards
Unit 3: Know Your Rights
Unit 4: Making the Job Safer
Unit 5: Communicating Workplace Problems
Unit 6: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Unit 7: Introduction to Workplace Ergonomics