Health and Safety Regulations

OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces standards, and provides training, outreach, education and assistance.

Twenty-six states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans.


Health and Safety Information

OSHA provides information on a variety of safety and health topics. Use the A-Z Topic Index or the search box in the upper right corner of the page to look up

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research focused on worker safety and health and issues reports, alerts and fact-sheets on specific workplace hazards. NIOSH has information on:


Health and Safety Education for Young Workers

Safety Matters

A program designed to raise awareness among young people about workplace safety and health and the skills they need to become active participants in creating safe and healthy work environments. This one hour PowerPoint presentation, targeted at students in grades 7-12, focuses on 8 core competencies – essential information and career-readiness skills. (NIOSH)

Talking Safety/Youth @ Work

Curriculum and PowerPoint presentation for teaching young workers about job safety and health; customized by state. Booklet includes instructions for teachers and step-by-step guide for presenting the materials. (NIOSH)

Work Safe Work Smart

Curriculum Targeted to Adolescent Health and Safety in the Workplace. The goal of this curriculum is to reduce work-related injury and illness by intervening with adolescents to develop a safe and healthy approach to their current and future work activities. (Minnesota Department of Health)

Health & Safety Curriculum Materials for Working Teens

These materials are primarily designed to be used by secondary education teachers--e.g. health classes, business education, and vocational education -- to lead students through various occupational safety curricula. Teacher guides are included on how to set up and lead the lessons. Each curricula contains interactive lessons and activities, including lesson plans, handouts, PowerPoint presentations and videos. The Wood Shop Safety training material is a self-guided eLearning tool designed for use by teen students. (University of Washington)

A Safety and Health Primer for Young Workers & other Trade-specific materials

This training covers the following topics: An introduction to young worker injuries and illnesses, Identification of workplace hazards, Personal Protective Equipment, Young Worker Rights and Responsibilities, An overview of young worker labor laws, Finding a Voice- Speaking up and against workplace hazards, and Taking Action. Modules are available for culinary arts, cosmetology, construction, and healthcare industries. (George Tech Research Institute)


Health and Safety Training for Workers

Training Requirements and Resources - publications, videos, and other assistance to help employers protect workers against injuries and illnesses.

Training materials developed by organizations that received OSHA grants – PowerPoint presentations, factsheets, assessments, and other materials. Some are available in English and Spanish.


How to Develop Effective Safety and Health Educational Materials

Resource for Development and Delivery of Training to Workers - a guide on how to develop effective training (OSHA)

Best Practices for Development, Delivery and Evaluation of Susan Harwood Training Grants - this publication is a useful tool for training providers and instructional facilitators who recognize that utilizing characteristics of sound training and principles of adult education will maximize the benefits of the training for their participants. (OSHA)


Other Publications

Integrating Occupational Safety and Health Training into Career Technology Education in Construction. - This report identifies and addresses the barriers and gaps in the integration of safety and health into CTE programs, with emphasis on construction CTE programs. (Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California, Berkeley)

Your Construction Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers. A Guide for Administrators and Instructors in Post-Secondary Career Technology Education (CTE) Construction Programs. - This guide helps administrators and CTE instructors learn how to integrate safety in construction programs. (Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California, Berkeley and West Virginia University)

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Training and Education for the Protection of Workers - This report analyses whether OHS training and education programs have a beneficial effect on workers and firms. (NIOSH)


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