College Station, TX (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Once again, the dynamic team of CareerSafe® Online and SkillsUSA® have partnered to raise awareness of youth injuries and fatalities in the workplace. The 2012 National Young Worker Safety Day will take place on June 25, 2012 during the SkillsUSA® National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO (http://www.skillsusa.org/events/nlsc.shtml).
SkillsUSA® has invited OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax to speak and offer a question / answer session for the students. This opportunity will allow the more than 5,600 high school and college students, expected to attend the conference, to ask questions and receive direct feedback regarding some of the most pertinent issues affecting safety in the workplace. CareerSafe® will add to this dynamic conference with an opportunity for students to give personal accounts of their experiences with a testimonial video booth, take home fun giveaways, sign the CareerSafe Safety pledge, and participate in Safety Awareness Challenges in the form of games and scavenger hunts. At the conference opening ceremony, Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax will present the awards to and congratulate the scholarship winners of the CareerSafe® 2011-2012 National Youth Safety Video Contest.
CareerSafe® Online allows teachers and administrators to provide a cost effective, fully integrated and self-administered OSHA 10-Hour training course to students ages 16-24. CareerSafe® is targeted at making a significant and critical impact on decreasing the number of young worker injuries and fatalities in the United States. Every two minutes one young worker is injured in the workplace. Every seven minutes one young worker is hospitalized because of a workplace injury. Every five days one young worker is killed in the workplace. These staggering statics apply to 80% of all students before they graduate from high school.