A new alliance between OSHA and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO plans to give students in Massachusetts alternative high schools training in reducing and preventing on-the-job hazards. This alliance will provide students with OSHA’s 10-hour construction and general industry outreach courses and develop lessons to teach teens about workplace safety and health.
According to Marthe Kent, OSHA’s New England regional administrator, “These students will be able to carry this vital information with them on whatever career paths they choose to follow. Their employers will also benefit, since a motivated and safety-conscious workforce can lead to reduced injuries and illnesses and their associated human and financial costs, enhance productivity and increase employee morale.”
Signed at the Boston Day and Evening Academy in Roxbury, this alliance in Massachusetts is one of 470 alliances across the country that are aimed at encouraging health and safety awareness in the workplace.
OSHA And AFL-CIO Provides Safety Training To Alternative High School Students, WorkersCompensation.com, January 19, 2009
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