Teens and Teen Workers

Teens like stories. trending idea

Teens like stories. We use stories (https://tellingthestoryproject.org) of #farm incidents that have happened & discuss #preventionstratagies. They may not always remember the prevention strategy itself, but they will remember the #story and not want to repeat the #heartache.

-This idea is attributed to the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) via Twitter Chat from May 18,... more »

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Working a Job Fair with or without a disability

Career Fair, Business Expos and Virtual Job Fairs all have something to offer but you need to be prepared.  If you are planning on attending one let me give you some advice.  These are not in priority order so try to read them all. 

1. Check out who the employers are. Doing a little research on each employer will provide you enough information to have a conversation with a hiring specialist. If you need to bring the... more »

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Use Community Meetings and Online Dialogue to Drive Policy

In direct response to the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and fearing the social isolation created by lockdowns, our organization quickly responded by hosting a series of virtual Disability Community Gatherings to create safe, online, social space for people with disabilities. While all the gatherings were open to anyone, each one had a specific focus on particular affinity groups within the broader spectrum of... more »

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Cohort-based models of apprenticeship for young professionals

The past year and the pandemic has made remote work an accepted reality for thousands of workers. This has been a "silver lining" of expanding and normalizing a common reasonable accommodation request long championed by workers with disabilities. Microsoft has dramatically expanded their accessibility features, including built-in speech to text technology which makes it possible for people with even the most limited mobility... more »

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Set Up Teenagers with Disabilities for a Lifetime of Success:

In the pre-pandemic era, job seekers with disabilities were already turning to self-employment in far higher numbers than their non-disabled peers. For many, they did so because being your own boss and owning a small business served as an end-run around the barriers to employment that hold back far too many people with disabilities.

Teaching youth with disabilities about entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial skills, and... more »

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Fight Stigmas by Embracing the Power of Role Models

 Moving the nation to become more equitable for underrepresented communities and dismantling systems that create marginalization requires a transformation in culture, practice, and the economy. It requires the courage and commitment of every American, the adoption of policies to end disparities, as well as a culture that embraces diverse stories that reflect the intersectionality of the disability community.

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Pathways into the Caring Economy for Youth with Disabilities

The Biden Administration has announced unprecedented investment in the "Caring Economy" to the tune of $400 billion dollars to support long-term services for older and aging Americans. During his address to a joint session of Congress, the President talked about the "Eight hundred thousand families…on a Medicare waiting list right now to get homecare for their aging parent or loved one with a disability."

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Oklahoma Department of Labor

The Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL) provides various services and guidance to help Oklahoma employers provide a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. One such service is our Child Labor Division, where Child Labor Specialist Lester Claravall, ( lester.claravall@labor.ok.gov ) is eager to help employers, parents, students, and educators fully understand and successfully navigate the unique opportunities... more »

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REAL TIME INTERVIEWS OF EXPOSED WORKERS

HOST AN ONLINE FORUM WHERE THE TEEN WORKERS CAN ASK QUESTIONS, DESCRIBE SCENARIOS AND GET ANSWERS FROM EXPERTS WITHOUT REVEALING THEIR  IDENTITIES JUST THE CONCERNS AND TYPE OF WORK THEY ARE INVOLVED IN. EXPERTS SHOULD INCLUDE OSHA, DOL EEOC, EPA, NIOSH AND THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE TARGET STATE ....THE FORUM SHOULD BE OPEN TO ALL W/ TRANSLATORS AVAILABLE WHERE NEEDE.

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Have them attend OSHA 10 for general industry

I would recommend that all teens prior to obtaining their work permit should have to attend an OSHA 10 course for general industries.   This will educate them on the safety side of the house and it is only a two to three day class and right now OSHA is offering it online.  This will better prepare them for joining the workforce and will have an impact on them going forward in their careers.  It's never to early to get... more »

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Social Media Connects with Students

I found it difficult to connect with students in our School to Career program/Youth Apprenticeship program because I do not see them every day in a class. I created MhsJobs about 6 years ago because I was in the community talking to employers and they would have job openings that they wanted local students to know about. I had a job board at school, but if a student didn't actively stop to look at it--they wouldn't have... more »

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Youth@Work:Talking Safety

We have found NIOSH's Youth@Work: Talking Safety a very effective way to introduce basic safety principles to our Construction Technology (Carpentry) freshmen class. Thereafter, NOISH's Eight Core Competences are integrated into the safety curriculum throughout their next three years of high school. Furthermore, we stress that, "Safety is not just at work… it's essential for everything you do."

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