Robin Dewey is a program coordinator for the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Public Health. She currently serves as the Northern California Project Coordinator for the state-wide Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program as well as coordinator of California’s state-wide School Action for Safety and Health project. She conducts numerous trainings to help workers develop their occupational safety and health leadership skills and to assist employers in developing and implementing effective Injury and Illness Prevention Programs. Robin also conducts training programs around the country teaching young workers and workers with developmental and intellectual disabilities basic occupational safety and health skills. Her work is supported by a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to evaluate the occupational health and safety needs of workers with disabilities and to provide outreach to the employers and community agencies serving and employing this population. Robin has more than 25 years of experience in the field of occupational health education after receiving her Masters’ in Public Health degree from UC Berkeley in 1985.
Teaching Student Safety in CTE Programs Preparing students for successful careers is an important role schools have played through their career technical educational programs. But often first jobs are hazardous and consequently youth are injured at work at a higher rate than adults. Gaining health and safety skills before entering the world of work can help give youth the tools they need to protect themselves. This session will provide an overview of the essential health and safety skills all workers need to stay safe. Fun, interactive activities for teaching these skills will be presented. These activities are part of a free curriculum for schools that was created by the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at UC Berkeley and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
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