SAFETY FIRST!. What teens should know about how to be safe at work. Food for thought:. Every year in the United States, nearly 70 teenagers under age 18 die from work-related injuries Another 77,000 teen workers are hurt badly enough to end up in hospital emergency rooms
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What teens should know about how to be safe at work.
Learn how to be safe at work. Remember, no matter what your job, you have the right to a safe and healthy workplace.
[SOUCES: U.C. Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program and NIOSH]
“I believe that no matter what type of business interests you—entertainment, financial services, transportation, utilities, etc.—Safety and Health professionals can make a difference.” Michael Murray, Director of Technical Services, Casualty Risk Control for Aon Risk Services, Inc. and ASSE member.
Many colleges offer safety science degrees which include coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, business, math, computers, engineering, economics, law, government and psychology. Go to www.asse.org for a list of schools on the Professional Affairs page.
Safety and health professionals work in a wide range of sectors including:
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Virginia Beach School DistrictExamples of companies that employ safety and health engineers:
Analyze operations to help companies run efficiently and profitably
Monitor, analyze and correct industrial processes that might be hazardous for employees and for people in near-by communities
Ensure worker safety at demolition and building sites
Develop fire safety and prevention programs
Consult on vehicle design and transportation systems
Investigate and analyze accidentsSafety and Health Engineers:
Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest safety society with more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members worldwide. For more information and a copy of our free “Important Workplace Safety Guide for Young Workers” brochure visit www.asse.org or contact customer service at 847-699-2929 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org