College Station, TX (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
The nation’s mayors are called to proclaim Young Worker Safety Day on June, 25, 2012 in an effort by CareerSafe® Online to raise awareness of youth injuries and fatalities in the workplace. This is part of a larger campaign, “A Million Safer: A Young Worker Safety Initiative,” through which CareerSafe® hopes to help 1,000,000 students attain OSHA safety training by December 31, 2015.
The youth safety statistics are staggering. 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 overwhelming statics apply to 80% of all students before they graduate from high school.
During the SkillsUSA® National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO more than 5,600 high school students will acknowledge Young Worker Safety Day with CareerSafe® Online, SkillsUSA® and OSHA. The conference and skill competitions allow students to gain leadership and occupational skills as well as provide opportunities for scholarships and grants.
SkillsUSA® & CareerSafe® Online are advocates of career and technical education at both the secondary and post secondary levels. The programs are quickly gaining momentum as students, parents, teachers and administrators realize that trade skills last a lifetime and provide a foundation for future career success. In conjunction, students should know the safety risks associated with trade occupations. Not only does workplace safety training give students a head start in the workplace, it also decreases instances of injury and workers compensation claims.
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.
Municipalities looking to make a difference on National Young Worker Safety Day, please contact pr(at)hollinden(dot)com.