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Release Number: 2024-CH-03
May 16, 2024

The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation Announces Safe Jobs for Youth Month

OAKLAND - The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) announces Safe Jobs for Youth Month. Every year in May, CHSWC joins the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its respective Divisions in a public awareness information campaign, alongside other organizations and government agencies to raise awareness about teen worker safety in California.

Safe Jobs for Youth Month is supported by the California Partnership for Young Worker Health and Safety, sponsored by CHSWC, and coordinated by the University of California, Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP). The campaign works to educate youth and inform employers, parents, and the community about workplace health and safety, to prevent teen workplace injuries. More information and resources including links to the 2024 Safe Jobs for Youth Month Resource Kit, poster contest, past awareness posters, work permit quizzes, and factsheets can be found on YoungWorkers.org.

The Commission of Health and Safety and Worker’s Compensation is charged with examining the health and safety and workers’ compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation. The Commission was established to conduct a continuing examination of the workers’ compensation system and of the state’s activities to prevent industrial injuries and occupational illnesses and to examine those programs in other states.


Information about Safe Jobs for Youth and CHSWC is available on the CHSWC website. Information may also be obtained by writing to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation by email to chswc@dir.ca.gov.