In a bid to start proactively making workplaces across the country safer, the United States Department of Labor issued a Workplace Safety and Health Challenge in which anyone with “a little tech savvy and creativity” is encouraged to design a tool that helps young people realize what their rights are in the working world.
The field is mainly open: whether you design a tool for smartphones, internet browsers, social media, or as computer applications, submissions need only meet two main objectives, namely:
- Demonstrate the importance of knowing about workplace safety and health hazards
- Help workers understand their rights in the workplace
The coolest thing about this challenge is its panel of judges, which includes not only the Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, but also Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of “Myth Busters” fame.
Oh, and the winners of each of the four categories receive cash prizes.
Interested in entering? Here is more info.
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020
- OSHA : Safety and Health for Workers Increased Productivity
- Young Safety Professionals
- Can Video Games Improve Safety Awareness?
- Can Workplace Safety Be Taken Too Seriously? – An Interesting Paradigm Shift
- How to Ensure Workplace Safety
- OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19
- OSHA Safe + Sound Week 2019
- 10 Tips to Improve Mine Health & Safety