Young Worker Program

Teens Lead at Work, is NYCOSH’s summer training component of the Young Worker Program. This summer, teens will conduct training for peers on health and safety, and profile young workers.

Learn About NYCOSH’s Teens Lead at Work program from youth trainers (from l to r): Sharone Holloman, Teen Trainer; Vaughnessa Alexander, Teen Leader; Charis Cruz, video director/editor and Teen Trainer.

A major objective, is for Peer Leaders to train young people to also train others about their workplace rights, safety and health. Our program also provides training to teachers, parents and employers on how to protect the safety and health of young workers.

For more information, contact us at nycosh@nycosh.org.


Fact Sheets


NYCOSH 2018 YouthSafe Contest

NYCOSH runs annual competitions encouraging high school students to design posters and video public service announcements that teach others about youth workplace safety. This year the contest involves 3 categories: 1)Video PSA 2)Poster 3) Social Media Image. Download the packet which includes forms for each category and apply today!

The NYCOSH YouthSafe contest has prizes in three categories open to all youth between the ages of 14 – 19 who live in New York State. All entries must use the approved NYCOSH themes in the packet below and be postmarked or received via email (depends on which contest you enter) by Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Participants must complete entry forms required for the corresponding category submission; multiple submissions are allowed as long as you fill out separate forms. If you have questions, contact Susan McQuade at smcquade@nycosh.org.

The top entries in each category will win prize money (same amount whether team or individual entry) and be featured on nycosh.org.
★ First prize in each category: $300
★ Second prize in each category: $200
★ Third prize in each category: $100
★ Teacher of the first-prize winner in each category: $100

Entry Packet for Poster, Video PSA, and Social Media Memes

 

2017 Winners

2017 POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

Winning Teacher: Doris Bove-Aresta, Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center, Westbury, NY

First Prize: Matthew Taylor, Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center, Westbury, NY
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Second Prize:
Eli Monjaras, Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center, Westbury, NY
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Third Prize:
Maya Farrally, Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center, Westbury, NY
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2017 SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST Winners

Winning Teacher:Madeline Lennon, Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center, Goshen, NY

First Prize: Casey Labar, Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center, Goshen, NY
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Second Prize: Katerina Papadopoulos, Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center, Goshen, NY
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Third Prize: Janice Vasquez, Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center, Goshen, NY

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2017 VIDEO CONTEST Winners

Winning Teacher: Gerry Sheedy, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY

First Prize: Erin Traut and Rachel Priebe, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY

“The Angel of NYCOSH” by Erin Traut and Rachel Priebe from NYCOSH on Vimeo.

Second Prize: Kevin Desnoyers, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY

“Love Story” by Kevin Desnoyers from NYCOSH on Vimeo.

Third Prize: Caroline McDonald, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY

“Reflection” by Caroline McDonald from NYCOSH on Vimeo.