Scope of Work

  • Teen Workplace Health & Safety.
  • Young Worker Health & Safety.

We simply cannot have teenagers die on the job – these deaths and injuries are preventable, and AIHA is taking action. In 2019 – 2020, AIHA will:

  • Encourage state and local policymakers to require the Youth@Work – Talking Safety model curriculum in schools for grades 7 through 12.
  • Encourage Members of Congress to introduce and enact legislation providing competitive grants to schools that adopt and implement the Youth@Work – Talking Safety model curriculum.
  • Encourage Members of Congress and state legislators to introduce and enact legislation providing competitive grants to institutions of higher education or nongovernmental organizations that provide teacher preparation and training that addresses teen workplace safety.
  • Encourage AIHA members to speak to students using the Safety Matters program, which raises awareness among young people about workplace safety and health and provides an understanding of the skills these workers need to become active participants in creating safe and healthy work environments.
  • Advocate for additional government funding to create or expand collaborations with schools, employers, and teens that raise awareness of workplace hazards and what to do to avoid or minimize them.

Current Projects

The team is currently working on four projects:

  • Teen Workplace Health and Safety Committee Award
  • Poster for Teen Workplace Health & Safety (in teen lingo)
  • Zoom Version of Safety Matters
  • Re-Tool Safety Matters Graphics
  • Forming a Teen Advisory Council to consult on various projects-meets virtually is a unique opportunity for teens to get involved- those who are artistic/tech savvy/those who like to be on "center stage," and those who prefer to work "backstage."


  • AIHA Outstanding Volunteer Group (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008)

Products Produced by the Group

This group served as an advisory board for this video: From Storyboard to final product.

Group Dynamics

This is an awesome opportunity for IH's who want National Committee experience while simultaneously giving back to their profession by connecting with stakeholders in their local communities. Members of this committee are eager to get involved in their local community to connect with educators, employers, legislators, and students. We meet monthly via teleconference and have the opportunity to work closely with AIHA marketing on their products geared for teen workplace health & safety. The amount of time you can offer is up to you; we welcome all volunteers who are interested in serving the mission of the Teen Workplace Health & Safety.

Qualifications to Join

Members must be an AIHA member in good standing. If you are interested in learning more

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