Safety Starting Early (4/23)
April 23, 2008
U.S. Secretary of Labor
Elaine L. Chao appeared yesterday (April 22, 2008) on NBC’s
Today show to kick off OSHA’s national 2008 Teen
Summer Job Safety Campaign.
“The Teen Summer Job Safety
Campaign educates teenagers on the importance of workplace safety and health
habits that will help protect them and their coworkers at work,” Secretary Chao
said in a department press release.
OSHA launched the fourth year of its youth public
awareness campaign at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, where the agency and
teens from SkillsUSA, a nonprofit alliance program, demonstrated safe work
practices for some of the most common tasks that teens are likely to encounter
in summer jobs.