Teens, Work, and Safety: A Curriculum for High School Students

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Designed by and for teachers, this curriculum presents the basics of workplace health and safety to young people in a lively and interesting way. It can be used in academic high school classes as well as in vocational and work experience programs. Three teaching units, each 3-5 hours in length, are for use in high school English, Science, and U.S. Government classes. There is also a General Unit for use in any class. Each unit contains learning objectives, lesson plans, detailed teacher’s instructions, overheads, and student handouts. Units cover both specific job hazards and labor laws. Interactive activities encourage student participation. There is also an introductory video, “Your Work-Keepin’ It Safe” (from UCLA’s Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program).

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