Young Workers during the pandemic

safety, health and well-being for young workers OYES Oregon

The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) recently posted a blog on Young Workers and COVID-19. As a way of addressing unique concerns and risks presented to young workers related to COVID-19, O[yes] produced a short fifteen minute video in which I interview Averie Foster, an Oregon OSHA Occupational Health Consultant to talk about the issues young workers and parents face today and every day on the job.

The mission of O[yes] is to prevent injuries and illnesses to young workers through outreach, advocacy, and sharing of resources with young workers, educators, employers, parents, and labor organizations. The coalition has been around for more than a decade and is most known for its Media Contest (previously video contest) for high school students and its Young Employee Safety Awareness online training.

Here are some resources mentioned in the video:
Oregon OSHA pandemic workplace guidance
Oregon OSHA A-Z safety and health topic listing
Oregon OSHA Young Workers safety webpage
O[yes] Young Employee Safety Awareness online training
Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 website