College Station, TX (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
On June 25, 2012, over 4,000 secondary and post-secondary students, educators and administrators, from cities across the nation, pledged to improve workplace safety on National Young Worker Safety Day. The effort was meant to kick-off a campaign, by CareerSafe® Online, to educate one million students in workplace safety by December 31, 2015.
In conjunction with National Young Worker Safety Day, students, teachers and administrators were encouraged to voice their support for workplace safety education. Nearly 200 people came forward to share video testimonials which included, personal accounts of workplace injury, employability benefits due to safety education and classroom benefits of implementing safety education at a secondary and post-secondary level. “All employers need safe, conscientious, and prepared workers. Our Workplace Safety competencies are accomplished through the CareerSafe® Online program and are an important component of our program’s curriculum,” stated Kallie Forman, career and technical educator at Jebb Stewart High School in Falls Church, Virginia.
Many Americans are unaware of the safety risks associated with day-to-day workplace tasks. The reality is, America’s youth, ages 16-24, are twice as likely to experience a workplace injury than those 25 years and older, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It is time to make an impact and implement change for America’s future. It is time to start saving young lives.
About CareerSafe® Online
CareerSafe Online allows teachers and administrators to provide a cost effective, fully integrated and self-administered 10-hour OSHA training course to students ages 16-24. 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. CareerSafe is targeted at making a significant and critical impact on decreasing the number of young worker injuries and fatalities in the United States.