Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Teen Safety

Well I have to be honest, I usually don't like insurance companies or the Chamber of Commerce it seems like more dribble than anything else comes from their lips however give credit where credit is do. Texas Mutual, the Chamber Of Commerce and some local businesses have joined together to create One Wrong Move a public workplace safety message for teens 15 to 19.

I went ahead and took the quiz asked 7 questions and the eighth was a photo search.

  1. Your employer is legally required to provide training and information about on-the-job hazards.
  2. According to the law, until what hour can a person under the age of 16 work on a school night?
  3. A 16 year old may drive a car on public streets as part of their job:
    In the US, a teen is injured on the job every:
  4. Each year, how many US teens are hurt badly enough on the job to require a treatment in an emergency room?
  5. What percentage of workplace injuries among American teens are serious enough to require treatment at an emergency center?
  6. How can harmful chemicals in the workplace enter your body?
  7. Personal protective equipment (PPEs) such as gloves, hard hats, respirators and safety glasses, is the most effective way to prevent workplace injuries.

After you answer each question it gives you a few facts about the question and at the end if you are 15-19 you will get a free movie ticket. Pretty slick, my oldest daughter still goes to the free movies. The site also has a facts, resources and a danger zone page.

I do feel that it could be more in depth because kids are much smarter than we give them credit for however they also feel they are invincible. It would be nice to see them add some true accounts and have a little more focus on deaths too. These kids have to know that their is a possibility that it work conditions can take life and limb.

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