New Training Program for Young Workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Workforce Tulsa are pleased to announce a collaboration to develop and pilot test a new training program, Developing Work Safety Skills, to promote workplace safety and health practices among young adults seeking career services and temporary employment opportunities through Workforce Tulsa.

Developing Work Safety Skills, which is currently under development, will be a highly interactive training program designed to help workforce development staff teach young adults foundational workplace health and safety knowledge and skills in a fun and interesting way. Workforce Tulsa will provide the training program to individuals who are enrolled in their Youth Employment Program, which provides young adults with temporary jobs related to their career goals.

“NIOSH is pleased to join Workforce Tulsa in their efforts to promote workplace safety and health knowledge and skills among their Youth Employment Program participants through the NIOSH Developing Work Safety Skills training program,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “This program will not only ensure the health and safety of these young workers in their first jobs, it will empower them to make safety and health on the job a priority throughout their working lives.”

The training will include a variety of activities that highlight hazard recognition and prevention strategies relevant to workplaces where young people are often employed such as retail or food service.

Additionally, program participants will receive a certificate of completion when they finish the Developing Work Safety Skills training program.