Most teens work by the time they graduate from high school. Although work can be a positive experience, it also has risks. Every year 100,000 teens are seriously injured on the job. To improve the safety of young workers, the center provides training for the staff of school and community-based job readiness and placement programs, preparing them to teach teens about occupational safety and health. The center also provides seminars, technical assistance, and resources to employers of youth and to other education and employment-related organizations serving youth.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
EDC Project Director: Christine Miara
Funders: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to University of California Berkeley, Labor Occupational Health Program.)