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Fall Prevention for Youth Workers

When it comes to workplace injuries and illnesses, younger workers are at greater risk than older workers. Information provided on OSHA’s website indicates that in 2014 the injury rate for workers under age 25 was approximately two times higher than for workers 25 years and older. The presentation below was specifically designed to be used with young construction workers (ages 18-25) to provide fall prevention training. The training techniques were selected in an effort to enhance effectiveness with this age group by incorporating technology, micro-learning, collaboration and simplicity of design. 

The Southeastern OSHA Training Institute is providing this material free of charge, in both English and Spanish. To download, use the buttons below:

This material was produced under grant number SH-31199-SH7 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Suggested Workshop Format

Number of Participants:   4 – 24

Length:  2 – 2.5 Hours if presented in total.  It can also be presented as separate, shorter modules.

Materials Needed:

  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Screen or monitor large enough for room and group size
  • Internet Connection
  • Audio capability (for videos)
  • Cell phones, tablets or computers with access to the internet
  • Ladders (optional)
  • 2 – 6 Personal Fall Arrest Harnesses (optional)


On-Site Training

If you would like to request information about having someone come on-site to deliver the Fall Prevention for Youth Workers materials and lead safety topic discussions with your workers, please contact us.


Hear what students have to say about Fall Prevention for Youth Workers:

“Great class with good tools.”

“Excellent – interactive experience was great!”

“This will dramatically change the courses I teach.”

“Enjoyed the discussion, humor and examples given!”


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