OSHA is partnering with worker safety organizations on #MySafeSummerJob, a social media campaign to educate young workers about safety rights in the workplace, how to speak up about dangerous work conditions, and how to protect themselves on the job.
Running through May 17, 2019, the campaign will focus on a different theme for empowering youth in their workplaces, including “You Have Rights;” “Every Job Has Hazards;” “Speak-Up; Injuries are Preventable;” and “You Can Get Help.” Young workers will be asked to engage with the campaign by posting messages or images in response to questions about their work.
Working with OSHA on this campaign are the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CareerSafe, Center for Construction Research and Training, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Safety Professionals, National Safety Council, and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
WHD enforces the child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, protecting educational opportunities for minors, and ensuring that their employment does not come at the expense of their health or well-being.
For more information about young workers, visit the #MySafeSummerJob website for resources, tools, and a social media toolkit to develop messages for youth, parents, teachers, and employers.