Safe at Work PowerPoint Presentation

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Worksite safety

Presentation by Jalgasova Zulfiya

Theme Overview

  • Young worker injuries and illnesses
  • Workplace hazards
    • Including chemical, biological, safety, and other health hazards
  • Reducing young worker injuries and illnesses
  • Young worker rights and responsibilities
    • An overview of Young Worker Labor Laws

Sharing Work Related Experiences

  • Have you ever had a job?
  • Where did you work?
  • What did you do?
  • Have you ever been hurt at work, or do you know someone who was?
  • Have you ever been uncomfortable with a task you’ve been asked to do at work?

Occupational Injuries and Deaths

  • Younger workers (workers aged 15-24 years):
    • Represent 14% of the U.S. labor force
    • Overrepresented in dangerous jobs:
  • Workers under 25 years old were twice as likely to end up in the emergency room when compared to those aged 25 and older

Among Young Workers*

Teen Worker Injury Statistics

  • Approximately 1.6 million teens (aged 15–17) in the United States work. About 50% of 10th graders and 75% of 12th graders have jobs.
  • Many youths are injured on the job.
  • On average, each year
      • 59,800 workers younger than 18 are sent to the ER for job-related injuries, but actual injury statistics are much higher.
      • 37 workers younger than 18 die on the job.
    • Young workers are twice as likely to be injured than adult workers.

What is a Job Hazard?

A job hazard is anything at work that can hurt you, either physically or mentally.

Hazard Categories


Job Hazards

A job hazard is anything at work that can hurt you either physically or mentally.

  • Safety hazards can cause immediate injuries
    • Knives, hot grease
  • Chemical hazards are gases, vapors, liquids, or dusts that can harm your body

Job Hazards, slide 2

  • Biological hazards are living things that can cause sickness or disease, such as influenza, West Nile Virus, hepatitis, and tuberculosis.
    • Bacteria, viruses
  • Other health hazards are other harmful things that can injure you or make you sick. Some are not obvious because they may not cause health problems right away.
    • Noise, radiation, repetitive movements, heat, cold, stress, violence

Find the Hazards: Fast Food Restaurant


Illustrated Workplaces

Find the Hazards: Grocery Store


Illustrated Workplaces

Finding Hazards: Main Points

  • All workplaces have hazards. A job hazard is anything at work that can hurt you, physically or mentally.
  • Some job hazards are obvious, but others are not. Some hazards can hurt you now, others can hurt you in the future.
  • To be safe on the job, you must identify different types of hazards.
  • People have a right to know about chemicals and other hazardous substances in their workplaces! When using a new chemical, read labels and check the SDS (Safety Data Sheet).

Hazard Prevention Strategies

Remove the hazard

or build a barrier

Improve work policies and procedures

Use protective clothing and equipment

Your Right to a Safe and

The creation of Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) provided workers the right to a safe and healthful workplace.

Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act states: “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees."

Healthful Workplace

What Rights Do All Employees

    • A safe and healthful workplace
    • Know about hazardous chemicals
    • Information about injuries and illnesses in your workplace
    • Complain or request hazard correction from employer
    • Training

Have Under OSHA?
    • Hazard exposure and medical records
    • File a complaint with OSHA
    • Participate in an OSHA inspection
    • Be free from retaliation for exercising safety and health rights

You have the right to:

Thank you for your attention!

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