Summer is finally here – which means teens are out of school and looking for summer jobs. In the spirit of promoting healthy, safe jobs for our future workforce, here’s the question of the season: Can teens drive for work? Many employers, educators, parents, and …Continue Reading Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?
“Many of the most serious hazards are the Silent Killers – the ones we can’t see…. American workers use tens of thousands of chemicals every day. While many of these chemicals are known or suspected of being harmful, only a small number are regulated in …Continue Reading Workplace Poisonings Are Preventable – Know Your Rights!
The spring weather has finally arrived – and with it, thoughts of summertime. Beach days, Red Sox games, vacations. And let’s not forget, summer jobs for the Massachusetts youth out there. I still remember some of my summer (and all year round) jobs as a …Continue Reading Don’t Forget About Summer Job Safety
The first Thursday in March has been White Ribbon Day in Massachusetts for the past seven years – a day for celebrating healthy masculinity and pledging to end violence against women. March 6th, 2014 was no different. On that day, a diverse group of artists, …Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: White Ribbon Day 2014
Sometimes a visual is the best way to get a conversation going. Last week, room 437 at the State House was literally filled with conversation starters—posters designed by teens to spread the word on teen workplace safety. They were on display as part of an …Continue Reading From Vision to Action: Making Teen Workplace Safety a Reality
This February is the second nationwide Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, proclaimed by President Obama in response to the pressing public health issue of intimate partner violence specifically among our country’s youth. Every year, 1 in 10 American teenagers will suffer physical dating …Continue Reading Raising Awareness About Teen Dating Violence
With school soon ending, many teens will be on the hunt for summer jobs. While work can provide many benefits to youth besides making money—opportunities to take on new responsibilities, learn job skills, explore future careers—it can also pose health and safety risks. Perhaps you’ve …Continue Reading Promoting Safe, Healthy Summer Jobs for Teens
Posted by Sara Rattigan, Health Communications Specialist in the Occupational Health Surveillance Program. This April and May have been packed with events all about making workplaces safer for Massachusetts teens. First, Governor Patrick proclaimed May 2012 to be Young Worker Safety Month, an important reminder …Continue Reading Massachusetts Teens Speak Up About ‘Safe Jobs for Youth’
This is the third in a series of guest posts researched and written by five summer interns with the DPH Youth Violence Prevention Program. Their names are (l to r) Sanjay Raju, Lisandra Carranza, Amy Nwaobasi, Joseph Fox, and Imani Cosby. When first walking …Continue Reading More Than Words, Indeed: Helping Teens Transition to Adults