Senator Robach Recognizes June as Young Workers' Safety Month

LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  recognizing  June 2011 as Young Workers' Safety


 Month in the State of New York


 WHEREAS, Employment is a valuable part of a young person's learning  and


 development; and


 WHEREAS,  This  June,  thousands  of  New  York's  young  workers will


 commence their summer jobs, joining the more  than  four  million  young


 workers who are employed in the United States each year; and


 WHEREAS,  Young  workers  are  more likely to be injured while working


 than are adults, and  nationwide  approximately  150,000  young  workers


 suffer from work related injuries each year; and


 WHEREAS,  Thirty-seven  young workers died from on-the-job injuries in


 New York State between the years 2007 and 2009; and


 WHEREAS, The rate of injuries suffered by young workers  in  New  York


 State increased in 2009; and


 WHEREAS, The New York State Young Worker Safety and Health Project was


 formed  in an effort to minimize work related injuries and illnesses for


 young workers; and


 WHEREAS, The New York State Young Worker Safety and Health Project  is


 composed  of representatives of: the New York State Department of Labor,


 the New York State Department of Health, the New  York  State  Education


 Department,  the  New  York  State Workers' Compensation Board, New York


 State United Teachers, the New York Committee  for  Occupational  Safety


 and  Health, the New York State Assembly Subcommittee on Workplace Safe


 ty, the Youth Construction Initiative Program and several other communi


 ty based organizations representing young workers and teachers; and


 WHEREAS, This year, the New York State Young Worker Safety and  Health


 Project  is  holding  "Young  Worker  Safety  Night"  at  four ballparks


 throughout New York State: Falcon Park in Auburn, Dwyer Stadium in Bata


 via, Russell E. Diethrick, Jr.  Park  in  Jamestown,  and  Joseph  Bruno


 Stadium in Troy; and


 WHEREAS,  The New York State Young Worker Safety and Health Project is


 introducing "Passport to  Safety,"  an  online  training  program  which


 teaches young workers about their rights on the job and how to stay safe


 at work; now therefore, be it


 RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to


 recognize June 2011 as Young Workers' Safety Month in the State  of  New


 York and to urge all to take appropriate recognition of this occasion.