Get involved in the endeavours for safety and health at work of young workers. It is important for the young people to be aware of the importance of safety and health at work as early as possible.
In the links section there are many links to useful websites that may help you create interesting presentations related to safety and health at work for children in primary schools and secondary schools as well as for students in institutions of further education.
A lot of information may be found on the website of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work:
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK IN THE PROCESS OF EDUCATION?
Step 1: Information
Collect necessary information before you start a project, e.g. data on accidents of children and young people, the number of safety lessons given in schools, or the working conditions in schools and other educational establishments. Also consider experience from similar projects.
Step 2: Planning
Clarify in advance which partners should participate in the project. Existing experiences and structures can be useful for your project; e.g. health-promotion networks, cooperation with safety and health authorities and their training institutes. Did you check all resources for funding?
Step 3: Decision
If you have completed these first two steps, you are able to decide if you will carry out a pilot study of the project. Define the general aim of the project and its operational goals. Set up an action plan with concrete deadlines and responsibilities.
Step 4: Realisation
In the implementation phase of the project, success will more than likely depend on the following factors: the recognition of safety and health as an inherent part of lifelong learning; a broad understanding of safety and health including physical, mental and social well-being; a direct relationship of educational measures to the workplace; and an involvement of experienced teachers in the development of the programme and its materials.
Step 5: Evaluation
Evaluation should be an intrinsic part of your project: evaluation measures should accompany and improve the mainstreaming process. Additionally, you should evaluate the results of your project regarding their sustainability and their transferability to other institutions and in other cultural contexts.
Step 6: Follow-up
Develop a promotion plan before the project ends and make plans for an active follow-up.
Young people must be provided with as much knowledge as possible on safety and health at work even during their regular education in schools and later in universities.
This way the young people just starting work will do so in a safe and healthy manner.
They will be happy to go to work and come home.