Young Worker Leadership Academy Teaches Youth Workplace Safety and More...LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. -- The California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety is sponsoring a three-day Young Worker Leadership Academy, Feb. 8-10 to train and educate California youth about workplace health and safety. The workshops held at the academy encourage participants to play an active role in spreading the message of workplace safety to young workers in California.
The academy will bring together six teams of youth, ages 14-17, from several regions of California with specific goals to:
* Educate participants about worker safety, including, how and why young people are injured at work Ask a Lawyer
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* Help participating youth develop promotions for workplace health and safety during Safe Jobs for Youth Month in May 2007.
* Develop leadership abilities among participating youth, including the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to create positive change where workplace safety is concerned.
The 3-day leadership training begins with introductions and lively interactive activities between participants to learn about workplace problems and their rights on the job.
On day two, participants learn ways to solve problems in the workplace by discussing ideas for policy solutions to help protect and educate youth at work and studying the recommendations of former academy alumni and adult experts before developing their own mission statement. Groups will also go -on location- to observe young workers in different work environments and to learn about common job hazards as well as interview young workers on their workplace safety concerns.
Day three involves a mock planning activity with feedback from a panel consisting of participating mentors. The day concludes with team members selecting a project and outlining plans for their follow-up activity during Safe Jobs for Youth Month in May.
The Young Worker Leadership Academy is a collaboration of the University at California Berkeley's Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP LOHP Labor Occupational Health Program ), the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). Los Angeles' Labor Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH LOSH Loggerhead Shrike (bird species Lanius ludovicianus)
LOSH Labor Occupational Safety & Health Program ) Program and the California Center for Civic Participation.
Sponsors include government agencies and private organizations including the Department of Industrial Relations industrial relations
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the relations between management and workers , the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation workers' compensation, payment by employers for some part of the cost of injuries, or in some cases of occupational diseases, received by employees in the course of their work. , Employers Direct Insurance Company and the California Wellness Foundation.
For more information about the Young Worker Leadership Academies, please visit http://www.youngworkers.org.
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