Hot Topic #14
Youth
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We have a collection of projects dealing with this special topic. Here are some of them, in random order, presented in our TOOLBOX and/or the GOOD PRACTICE area:

Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign (UK)
350,000 young people aged 14 – 19 go on work experience every year. Every 40 minutes a young person is injured in the workplace. In the last 10 years, 66 young people have died in workplace accidents. In 2009, over 3,200 young people were seriously injured in the workplace. This statistic is scary yet preventable. The British Safety Council feels passionately about the safety of our young workers. This campaign offers blogs providing safety advice and tips to students, parents, teachers and employers. The message to young people is if at anytime they or their friends feel in a vulnerable situation to Speak Up, Stay Safe. The campaign uses all tools of the web 2.0, such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook etc.
www.britsafe.org
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

Ungmedjob.dk (Denmark)
The website "ungmedjob.dk (youth with job) is a project of the Danish working environment council BAR U&F (BAR Undervisning & Forskning, which means "Education and Research"). The website aims to gather information about young people. The site is aimed at: young people up to 25 years, teachers in the school, at the upper secondary and vocational education, parents of young people in the labor market and employers of apprentices, trainees or young people in after-school.
www.ungmedjob.dk
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

Be Smart- Don’t Start Campaign (Germany)
"Be Smart- Don’t Start" is a campaign for prevention of first-time smoking and supplementary measures for health promotion. Interdisciplinary project days, international competition - the classes commit themselves not to smoke for 6 months.
www.besmart.info

BYGGESIKKERHED.DK (Denmark)
BYGGESIKKERHED.DK is a multimedia website dealing with construction safety. The website is available in four languages: Danish, English, Polish and German. It contains 15 different areas, each of them covering one profession at the construction site: bricklayer, scaffold builder, glazier, floor fitter, construction builder, mason paviour, building builder, electrician, painter, demolition worker, roofer, carpenter, plumber, asphalt worker and safety representative. For every profession, a humorous video clip starring "Bent E" puts a focus on the special safety requirements. In addition, a collection of facts is available, as well as "Tasks", a kind of quiz to show what the user has learned so far.
www.byggesikkerhed.dk
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

Raise Your Hand (Canada)
This campaign includes a web site, live events, and social media components like links to the "raise Your Hand" Facebook page and Twitter account.
It encourages young workers to be pro-active about their own workplace safety.
www.raiseyourhand.com
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

SafeStart (Europe)
SAFESTART is a project staged by Preventie & Interim as part of the European Leonardo Da Vinci programme. It is a European partnership which aims to enhance work floor safety through the development of a user-friendly e-Learning training course, enabling users to prepare at their own pace for the exam in order to obtain the B-VCA certificate that is mandatory in some European countries.
Safestart is a training course via e-learning in "Basic Safety at Work" for school-leavers, jobseekers and temporary workers.
www.safestart.eu
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

WAY - Work for Youth (Europe)
World Café Europe started the pilot project „WAY - Work for Youth“ - a road map to create local employment for youth all across Europe, dealing with youth unemployment, in Logorno (Spain). Decent work for young people is important for Safety and Health at work as well. More projects about a participatory dialogue with youth to discover innovative approaches to opportunities for youth employment are planned.
Video: weissraum.info
World Café Europe: www.worldcafe-europe.net

Safety Package for teachers in secondary schools (Netherlands)
The safety package is offered by the Platform VMBO Building, Housing and Interior and Voion, the Employment & Training Fund for secondary education. The teachers have a tool to secure education and bring the students to learn how they can secure an internship.
There is one area for teachers, another for students and apprentices, offering lots of teaching and learning material.
www.vmbo-bwi.n

HEADS UP - work smart. work safe. (Canada)
„HEADS UP – WORK SMART WORK SAFE“ is a project of WCB Worker’s Compensation Board in Alberta, Canada. The campaign provides information on young worker’s safety and offers several tools such as comics, a weblog, a Facebook page and a Twitter page.
headsupab.com
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

Youth@Work: Talking Safety (US)
Talking Safety, a foundation curriculum in occupational safety and health. This curriculum is the culmination of many years’ work by a consortium of partners dedicated to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses among youth. There is a booklet for each State inside the USA plus Puerto Rico including special rules and regulations. Talking Safety is a comprehensive curriculum consisting of six modules, student handouts, overheads, a PowerPoint slide show, video, and interactive activities. It also includes references to resources for more information. The curriculum raises awareness and equips students to become partners in workplace safety and health. Major topics include raising awareness of risks for teen workers, recognizing workplace hazards, understanding hazard control options, dealing with emergencies, understanding rights and responsibilities of teen workers, and empowering students to communicate with their employer about workplace safety.
www.cdc.gov/niosh/talkingsafety
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

WiseUp2Work (UK)
Understand what is meant by health and safety and why it is important in the workplace. Know what the basic terms hazard, harm and risk mean. Be able to identify the harm that a range of health and safety hazards can cause. Know the meanings of different types of safety signs and be able to explain the hazards they indicate. Know how the conditions in a workplace can cause hazards. Be able to identify types of personal protective equipment and the hazards they protect against. Be able to explain what is meant by welfare provision at work, why personal hygiene is important and why first aid provision is needed. Be able to explain a manager’s or employer’s health and safety responsibilities, an employee’s health and safety responsiblities and why it is important to report accidents, health problems and other incidents.
www.wiseup2work.co.uk
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

Preparing for Work (US)
On this site you will find a collection of curricula designed to help young people in developing countries gain the skills they need to enter the workforce and deal with the challenges of adult life. Preparing for Work is organized into four curriculum areas: Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, Technical Skills, and Life Skills. Work Readiness includes specific work-related skills that young people and adults need to be successful as entry-level workers in any formal sector business or industry or in any informal sector livelihood.
www.preparing4work.org

Youth Engagement Toolkit (Canada)
The Youth Engagement Toolkit is a free eBook, made to promote the importance of youth engagement for school health. The book is available online and additional videos and interactive pages maximize the experience.
www.jcsh-cces.ca/ye-book

"Youth wants self- experience" (Germany)
Materials for initial vocational education and training to increase awareness of young workers for OSH. Several DVDs, awards activities and an internet portal. In 2010, a new DVD was produced, in the scope of a vocational school campaign. The film is called "Everyday heroes" (Alltagshelden), and it shows a normal work day of three slightly different young workers - Michael, Micky and Mike. They encounter the same situations and risks, but their actions and reactions are completely different. The film "Alltagshelden" (Everyday heroes) was awarded twice at the International Film and Video Festival "World Media Festival" in May 2011 in Hamburg. "Alltagshelden" won the price in the category "Education", as well as the Intermedia-globe Gold Award.
www.jugend-will-sich-er-leben.de
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area

This is me (Slovenia)
“This is me” is a youth specific internet helpline and a youth prevention programme for schools consisting of several workshops on life skills development of young people. The Project offers young people information in the field of personal growth, love, sex, growing up dilemmas and problems of teenagers. Young people can also post questions in an online forum.
www.tosemjaz.net

Young Workers Zone web portal (Canada)
Young Workers Zone, designed to help young people stay healthy and safe at work. Young people can get the information and tools they need in order to venture into the work world on a safe footing.
www.ccohs.ca/youngworkers

“Echt stark” (Really strong) – Violence prevention (Germany)
The violence prevention program „Echt stark“ was developed by Daniela Kreh and Jens Richter in 2002 and has been enhanced since then. Originally, it was a program for children and young people who are left alone with violence and boundlessness. In the beginning, this program for violence prevention was implemented successfully in schools and youth institutions. Later it has been enhanced to be useful for parents and other persons working with children and young people.
www.echtstark-gewaltpraevention.de

Fight the Risk (Germany)
In order to attain the Common German OSH Strategy’s goal of reducing the frequency and severity of occupational accidents, and the agreed associated mandatory work programme, coordinated throughout Germany, of safe driving and transport within plants and on the public highway, this is the current prevention campaign. It was launched in January 2010, and will once again have a duration of two years. The communication and prevention activities of the statutory accident insurance institutions will be focused on this common topic. The target groups of the campaign are in the first instance the 70 million insured individuals and 3.6 million businesses and institutions who are members of the German statutory accident insurance system.
www.risiko-raus.de

Choose Safety (Ireland)
‘Choose Safety’ is a new learning module for second level students. It is primarily aimed at post-Junior Cert students who are likely to engage in a community service or work experience programme during the course of the year. Transition Year, Leaving Cert Applied and Leaving Cert Vocational Programme students will gain most from the module although mainstream students of subjects such as Home Economics, Architectural Technology, Engineering and Science will also benefit. The ‘Choose Safety’ module is available as a pack consisting of a students’ workbook, a teacher’s guidebook and a DVD.
www.hsa.ie

Full Breath (Volle Puste) (Germany)
While going through the e-learning cases the students will learn about occupational health risks. Texts, interesting links, pictures, short videos and different types of questions are integrated in the each case. Each case tells the story of a young trainee starting his or her vocational training. Altogether four different cases exist.
www.volle-puste.de
This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area