Initial Vocational Education and Training
Ireland’s youth information website
| Bild: | is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. It provides information to more than 180,000 active readers each month.
Established in 2005, the vision is to help create an Ireland where young people aged between 16 and 25 are empowered with the information they need to live active, happy, and healthy lives.
Spunout aims to educate and inform readers about the importance of holistic wellbeing and how good health can be maintained, both physically and mentally.
Easy access to relevant, reliable, and non-judgemental information is important, and spunout provides a dynamic, responsive website full of up-to-date, factual information, free of any shame or bias.
OSH! What a bright Idea
an interactive booklet
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The interactive booklet “OSH! What a bright idea” is the result of the international project “Mind Safety - Safety Matters!”. It is aimed at young people aged 14-18 years old and addresses the issue of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) among youth and young workers.
The main purpose of the interactive booklet is to increase your awareness of OSH in your daily personal and professional lives and, in the long term, to raise levels of safety at work and to decrease the number of occupational accidents and diseases among young workers.
Youth@Work: Talking Safety
Teaching Young Workers About Job Safety and Health
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Talking Safety, a foundation curriculum in occupational safety and health. This curriculum by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 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, as well as six short videos to provide guidance to teachers of using the material and teaching young workers about safety and health.
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.
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LOcHER is an approach for students and apprentices to identify health and safety risks in their area of study; learn about them and showcase how they can protect their health and safety; and take that experience into the world of work. It is designed to deliver risk control experience throughout the curriculum.
Employers can use the project approach to engage workers in a more engaging way than the traditional “slide and screen”, booklets and handout methods.
  • A proven method of learning, retaining, and recalling new information
  • Interesting, engaging, safe and practical
  • Helps students develop valuable employment and life skills
  • Contributes to a College's 5Rs - Recruitment, Retention, Results, Recognition, and Rewards.
Principles of the project
The project is based on the following principles:
  • Students like the use of active and problem-based learning. They consider these methods help in preparing them for future employment activities
  • Students' self-directed learning needs the support of curriculum managers, lecturers, and tutors
  • LOcHER activities are not stand-alone but form part of an integrated learning approach for a module or subject
  • Students should prepare the behavioural modification and risk mitigation messages by self-directed learning
  • Their approaches should also encourage other young learners to construct their own ways for learning and reinforcement
  • Information should enable the learning of risk control messages by experiencing/understanding risks and their controls
    Information should build on learners' existing knowledge as well as new knowledge and understanding of concepts
  • Experiments and experiencing the simulated risks should not place the young learners in harm's way
  • The LOcHER activity must be undertaken in accordance with college risk management protocols and procedures
eDrive academy
An interactive Platform from Greece
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The e-Drive Academy is an innovative educational Internet Platform for Safe, Smart, Ecological Transportation and Driving.
The e-Drive Academy provides all necessary training services to develop a mature road culture and safe travel for all road users, regardless of age, education or economic level.

This innovative and interactive platform offers a lot of resources, videos and games on road safety issues.
The Employability Partnership
Initiated by HSE
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The website provides information for young people, employers, schools and parents and useful links to downloadable documents.
All work experience opportunities offered by employers are checked by The Employability Partnership to ensure that they are safe, meaningful and comply with current legislation.
Clearly, the risks in an office or shop will be considerably less than those found in a potentially more hazardous garage or factory environment and so discussions with TEP, which will include a visit to a new employer, include a discussion about those risks, taking into account the student’s relative lack of maturity and familiarity with the workplace, coupled with age related physical limitations.
DitArbejdsLiv (TheWorklife)
An interactive website from Denmark
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DitArbejdsliv.Nu, the website of the project, offers an interactive game as well as additional information. Users can test themselves in different crooked, bad or strange dilemmas in the workplace, can read about others' experiences on the job and can get much more about psychological work.
The Occupational Medicine in Herning, which based on many years of research in the project VestLiv and experience with young people and mental health, as behind both games and website.
Safety Signs
Training material for vocational school students
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Where do I have to wear a helmet? How can I leave the building quickly? At the workplace, safety signs point out risks and dangers and help to manage emergency behaviour. Especially apprentices should be familiar with these signs.
With this is a collection of training materials, including interactive web based training, students are supposed to get professional , method and social competences.
Website for young people at work
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The website " (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.
Behind the site is sector working environment councils , where employers and employees work together to promote a good working environment in the various industries.
For the young people, there is a special area of the website, with an interactive safety game and special information. There is also a Facebook page of ungmedjob, as a platform for interactive communication about safety at work, with further advice, photos and videos. More information on the website.

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Speak Up, Stay Safe
Health and Safety Courses, Training, Health and Safety Audits
This website by the British Safety Council offers lots of information and resources for young people and employers, such as information on hazards and risks, films, an online game and Apps for Smartphones. Twitter and Facebook make this campaign complete.

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Young Worker Safety
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„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.
Info text of the project: "Trust your gut!
Starting your first job can be scary.
It's hard to know what to expect, what questions to ask and what to do about certain situations.
One thing we can tell you for sure is that you'll never be out of line when you ask about safety. After all, it's your day, your life and your body that will be affected by an unsafe work situation.
Did you know that:
- young guys aged 18-24 are three times more likely to be injured on the job than any other workers?
- you are more likely to get hurt within the first six months of employment than any other time?
Tell us your safety stories (both good and bad), let us know where you've seen our posters and get involved. More importantly - give safety a voice!"
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"Jugend will sich erleben" (Youth wants self-experience) is a project by German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) offering materials for initial vocational education and training to increase awareness of young workers for OSH. Several DVDs, awards activities and an internet portal are part of the project. 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.
“Paying Attention Pays”
Youth Employment Educational Outreach Game
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Paying Attention Pays is a fun, innovative, interactive, educational and rewarding game that teaches students and school officials about workplace rights and job safety. The game is supposed to highlight the child labor laws in an easy-to-understand and fun format as well as provide insight into employment-related standards and safety issues.
Paying Attention Pays is designed as a game to encourage group discussion and friendly competition. While participants play the game, they learn and have fun at the same time - participants‘ attention span improves, and information is retained. A summary sheet is handed out at the end of the program so that participants will have a handy resource they can take with them for future reference.
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Everyday there are more than 350,000 workers on the job in British Columbia. They might be changing the oil in deep-fryers, planting trees in the back woods, or cleaning up debris around construction sites. While the jobs they do may differ, young workers all have one thing in common ― they are at high risk of getting injured at work.
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.
Website For Construction Safety
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This website by the BAR Bygge & Anlæg (Sectoral Working Environment Council on Building and Construction) aims to raise awareness and knowledge about safety in professions in the construction sector.
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.
Passport to Safety
Nationally recognised certificate on OSH knowledge
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Passport to Safety is an innovative national youth health and safety test and transcript programme in Canada that verifies whether young people have a basic understanding of what they need to know to protect themselves from injury at work. The Passport to Safety card is a nationally recognised certificate, which certifies a basic level of health and safety knowledge.
Passport to Safety does not replace the job-specific health and safety training that is required of all employers under Canadian legislation. All employers are still required to provide the training necessary for each worker to be able to perform their job safely.
The Passport to Safety aims to help eliminate needless injuries and preventable deaths of young Canadians aged 24 and under.
Ambassador network
for teachers in social and health care training programmes
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The Ambassador Network is a programme in social and health care vocational schools to support the teaching of OSH and coach teachers in this area. In each vocational school, an ‘ambassador’ for OSH/work environment training is established to support other teachers. the ambassadors are organised into a network to share e.g. information and experiences.
Instigators of this project are the joint employer-trade union work environment council (BAR) for the social and health care sector.
Safety with a smile
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Napo is an original idea conceived by a small group of OSH communications professionals in response to the need for high quality information products to break down national boundaries and address the diverse cultures, languages and practical needs of people at work. Each film is co-produced by a number of European Institutions. The Film Consortium - HSE (UK); DGUV (Germany); INAIL (Italy); INRS (France); SUVA (Switzerland) and AUVA (Austria) - emerged from the European Year of Safety and Health 1992/3, and the European Film Festival held in Thessaloniki in 1992.
basic safety through e-Learning
| Bild: | 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.
"Volle Puste"
Full Breath
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"Volle Puste" (Full Breath) is a project by the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich. It is supported by the Initiative for New Quality at Work (INQA). The project is supposed to raise awareness of the role of respiratory and skin diseases when choosing a profession.
Four E- Learning cases exist so far, dealing with lung and skin diseases in different professions like mechatronic engineers, hairdressers, mechanic engineers and medical technical assistants.
Stockholm Prevents Alcohol and Drug Problems
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STAD started in 1995 as a project, and is since the year 2005 a section within the Center for Dependency Disorders in Stockholm, Stockholm County Council. STAD conducts long-term development work in alcohol and drug prevention by testing and evaluating promising methods for the prevention of alcohol and drug problems. Evaluation is being carried out in co-operation with the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Karolinska Institute.
“New Kids on the Job”
BAR U&F Denmark
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“Ny i job” or “New Kids on the Job” is teaching materials addressed to young people in transition between education and job and to young people, who have just started their working life. Teaching materials are for goal orientated education and instruction to change attitudes to occupational safety and health. It promotes and encourages a preventive culture among young workers and their employers.
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College students solve physical workload problems
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Young people with jobs in agriculture and horticulture are exposed to physically demanding working conditions causing risks to their health and safety. This project from The Netherlands took the form of a training programme, and targeted agricultural students aged 16-20 years who were employed and attending college at the same time. The programme had two main goals: to educate students on physical strain and how to cope with it and to challenge students to assess their own work environments and to think up ways of improving it.