CHSWC Young Workers' Program

DIR/CHSWC Young Workers' Program: California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety

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The California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety is a statewide task force that brings together government agencies and statewide organizations representing educators, employers, parents, job trainers and others. The partnership develops and promotes strategies to protect youth at work and serves as an advisory group.

Partnership agencies and organizations include: California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) - Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC), Cal/OSHA, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC); California Association of Work Experience Educators; California Center of Childhood Injury Prevention; California Center for Civic Participation; California Department of Education; California Department of Public Health; California Federation of Teachers; California Parent Teachers Association; California Rural Legal Association (CRLA); California Teachers Association; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH), UCLA; New Ways to Work; Unified Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF); U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour; and Watsonville Law Center.

The Young Worker Resource Centers in California provide training, educational materials, technical assistance and information and referrals to help educate youth, employers and the broader community on occupational health and safety and rights and responsibilities, and to protect young workers.

Youngworkers.org is a website with state and national scope with information for teens, parents, teachers, job educators, employers, parents and others.

Supporters, stakeholders and agencies in California include:

Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)

The Commission of Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC)

Cal/OSHA Consultation Services

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)

Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) and its Young Worker activities at the Young Workers page

Labor and Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) and its Young Worker activities at the Young Workers page


April 2012