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Teen Safety: Tips for Teens A publication by Oklahoma Department of Labor partners Want A Good Job? Make It A Safe One Every 30 seconds, an American teen worker is injured on the job, and one teen dies from a workplace injury every five days. According to the 2003 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were 138 fatalities among workers under the age of twenty four. Each year the National Consumers League (NCL) •Working Alone and Late-Night Work in Retail: The second highest number of workplace fatalities among youth are in the restaurant and retail store industries. Most deaths are robbery-related homicides. •Construction and Work at Heights: Construction is the third leading cause of death complies the five among young workers. worst teen jobs each Death and serious in- year using government jury result from work- statistics and reports, ing at heights six feet result from the Child and above. Falls from Labor Coalition’s roofs, ladders and annual survey of state scaffolds or staging are labor departments, the most common and news accounts of types of fatal falls. injuries and deaths. •Driver/Operator Statistics and ex- of Forklifts and amples of injuries for Tractors: This includes each job on the list minors who are operare detailed in a report available at www.nclnet.org/ childlabor. According to NCL, the five worst jobs are: •Agriculture:Agriculture is the most dangerous industry for young workers. Among young agricultural workers age 15-17, the risk of a fatal injury is four times the risk for young workers in other workplaces. ating or riding as passengers or non-operators working near such a machine. Tractor-related accidents are the most prevalent cause of agricultural fatalities in the US. •Traveling Youth Crews: Defined as youth who are recruited to sell candy, magazine subscriptions, and other items door-to-door or on street corners, these youth operate under dangerous conditions and are unsupervised by adults. What you should know about Teen Safety: Page 2 – Basic Rights for Teens ... about the laws the protects you Page 2 – Protecting Yourself on The Job ... what you need to know Page 3 – Resources for Teen Safety ... Federal and state agency contact info Page 3 – Understanding Child Labor Laws ... prohibited occupations for teens You have the right to: • a safe workplace • refuse dangerous work and to file a complaint if your job is unsafe • safety clothing, equipment, and training • payment for your work • medical care if you get injured or sick because of your job • work without racial or sexual harassment If your rights are in question, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides advice on what you can do at www.osha.gov/ SLTC/teenworkers/rights.html Speak up! If you notice a safety hazard at work, report it to your supervisor or boss. If they don’t address your concerns, file a complaint with OSHA. Please remember, it is illegal for your employer to punish you or fire you for reporting a workplace problem.
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Labor, Oklahoma Department of
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|Title||Teen safety : tips for teens|
Oklahoma. Department of Labor.
Oklahoma Safety Council.
United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
|Publisher||Oklahoma Department of Labor|
Child labor--Law and legislation--Oklahoma.
Youth--Employment--Law and legislation--Oklahoma.
|Purpose||Want A Good Job? Make It A Safe One; Safety Pays You have the right to:; Basic Rights, Basic Responsibilities; Protect Yourself On The Job; No job is worth your life!; Understanding Oklahoma's Child Labor Laws|
|OkDocs Class#||L400.1 T258t 2011|
|Digital Format||PDF, Adobe Reader required|
|ODL electronic copy||Filed with documents.ok.gov submissions system|
|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma state government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. copyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|