Youth @ Work — Talking Safety
A Newsletter for Educators & Advocates | October 2019

Apply to Attend the Young Worker Leadership Academy

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest

Professional Development Workshops: Keeping your Students Safe on the Job
The University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles, along with the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, are once again sponsoring a 3-day all-expense-paid Young Worker Leadership Academy (YWLA) scheduled for February 6-8, 2020 at UC Berkeley. This is a unique opportunity for youth to become leaders and advocates for teen labor rights, and health and safety.
Participants learn about how and why youth are injured at work, their rights on the job, and how youth can have an impact on public policy, at both the local and state level. Each team will plan a project, in their home community, to promote teen worker safety in May 2020, which is Safe Jobs for Youth Month in California.
The Academy brings together six teams of high school-aged youth (four youth per team, plus one Adult advisor) from diverse communities throughout the state of California. The entire team, including the team's Adult Advisor, will attend the full Academy and provide support to the team in planning and conducting their community project.
Apply online today! Identify four teens (plus one alternate) and an adult advisor to apply as a YWLA team.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Complete ALL applications:
Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest
Submit your health and safety poster idea for a chance to win $300! All youth between the ages of 14-18 who live in California can submit a poster in any media: pen and ink, collage, paint, photography, computer, etc. #SY4YM #YoungWorkers

Deadline to apply is January 7, 2020
Find out more about the poster contest here !
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The poster contest is an activity of the California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety, and YWLA is part of the Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program, both of which are administered by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation in the Department of Industrial Relations through interagency agreements with LOHP at UC Berkeley.
Professional Development Workshops:
 Keeping Your Students Safe on the Job
With support from the California Department of Education, LOHP conducted 13 workshops for over 275 educators on the NIOSH Youth @ Work — Talking Safety curriculum. Participants said:

" I loved the games and role playing activities. I feel these are perfect for my students."

"This was the best training I've been to in a long time."
LOHP is now available to conduct these workshops on a fee-for-service basis.

Contact Diane Bush at:, 510-643-2424, if your school or district is interested.