Our mission at CareerSafe® is to deliver Safety Education for America's Future. Our vision is to advance and enhance OSHA’s outreach by providing every young worker with workplace safety training prior to taking their first job. To this end, we are committed to offering affordable, informative and innovative online safety training to reach as many young workers as possible.
According to the CDC, there were approximately 20.3 million young people entering the workforce under the age of 24 in 2015—but this does not mean that these young workers are necessarily prepared and able to handle risks and hazards that can occur in a work environment. Not being knowledgeable of hazards related to a specific job or knowing how to assess and correct a problem can lead to devastating injuries or even death for a worker. Safety training can make workers more conscious of hazards and risks such as falls, vehicle accidents, overexertion injuries, and workplace violence. Unfortunately, workplace safety has the potential to be unintentionally overlooked which can leave workers and others on the job site unprotected. Based on current statistics, young workers, ages 16-24, continue to have the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses; greater than any other age group. By preparing students for their first entry-level job and future career opportunities with safety and health training, young workers will be more capable of protecting themselves and others.