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Day Three: Workplace Safety Education -- New Questions and Wrap-Up

Welcome to our last day of the panel discussion on Workplace Safety Education.  If you missed the webinar we held on Monday and would like a copy of the PowerPoint slides, please e-mail me at michaelcruse74@gmail.com, and I will send them to you.

We've heard from some members who attended the webinar how valuable it was to begin thinking about this topic, and finding resources to support making the topic a part of adult education and career pathways programs.

Follow-up to the Worker Safety Education Webinar

Thanks to everyone who joined us for today's webinar on Worker Safety Education for Adult Educators.  Our presenters shared a lot of information and resources to think about incorporating worker safety into the adult education classroom.  Annette Braam shared about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) related programs and grant opportunity:

Worker Safety Education: Where Does Adult Education Come In?

Does your program serve working adults?  If so, safety education should be part of the curriculum! 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's statistics, 4,821 workers were killed on the job in 2014.  That's more than 92 a week, or more than 13 deaths every day.  804 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries in 2014—on average, more than 15 deaths a week or two Latino workers killed every single day of the year.

Is Worker Safety Education Our Responsibility?

I recently heard the following story on a local radio station,  OSHA Injury Reporting Rule Sheds Light On Meat Packing Accidents, which led me to ask, is it adult educators' responsibility to provide worker safety education for those working in high risk career fields?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Workers' Rights Resources

Collegues, 

I am interested in hearing from any ABE/ELL, Health Literacy or Career Pathways programs that are incorporating information on workers' rights into their curriculum.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides for workplace protections in the U.S.  Many workers, especially those in low-skill employment, are not aware of their rights, and are also at the greatest risk for workplace injury or death.  

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