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NIOSH Youth@Work-Talking Safety Curriculum for Oregon

Teaching Young Workers About Job Safety and Health

NIOSH is pleased to present Youth@Work: Talking Safety, a foundation curriculum in occupational safety and health. This curriculum is the culmination of many years' work by a consortium of partners dedicated to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses among youth.

Talking Safety companion video: Teen Workers: Real Jobs, Real Risks (2009) External Web Site Icon

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This curriculum is meant to be used in a classroom or other group training setting. The entire curriculum includes instructions for teachers and a step by step guide for presenting the material.

The new (updated 2015) Youth@Work–Talking Safety is a fun, free and engaging curriculum that helps teachers and school/community-based job placement staff educate young people about the basics of job safety and health. The curriculum presents essential information and career-readiness skills through a focus on eight core competencies. The transferable skills gained through the Talking Safety curriculum will help students stay safe and healthy now and throughout their lives.

All eleven lessons are designed for a 45–minute class period. The curriculum is flexible and can easily be tailored to the needs of your students.

The following links contain the Talking Safety curriculum for Oregon, the accompanying PowerPoint presentation, and a companion video:



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