Navigation Links
Study: Most parents unaware of teen workplace risks
Date:6/27/2011

Most parents are unaware of the risks their teenagers face in the workplace and could do more to help them understand and prepare for those hazards, according to a new study.

Previous findings have shown that about 80 percent of teens are employed during their high school years. But the study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Injury Prevention Research Center and North Carolina State University highlights the role parents play in helping their children get those jobs, and making good decisions about workplace safety and health.

The paper will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

About 38 workers under the age of 18 in the U.S. die from work-related injuries each year, while an estimated 146,000 experience nonfatal injuries or illnesses.

"Because parents are so involved with their children about work, they are in an excellent position to help teens ensure that their employers are assuring good safety standards," said Carol Runyan, Ph.D., the study's lead investigator and director of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center.

"However, parents need to be prepared with good background information so they can use it to monitor workplaces and help their teens make good decisions," said Runyan, also professor of health behavior and health education in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine.

"Parents are playing a very positive role in their children's job searches, we just want to make sure that parents are also helping their children identify potential risks at their jobs, and helping ensure that their children are prepared to cope with those risks," said Michael Schulman, Ph.D., study co-author and William Neal Reynolds Professor of Sociology at NC State.

The researchers interviewed a nationally representative sample of 922 working teens, as well as a parent of each teen. They foun
'/>"/>

Contact: Patric Lane
patric_lane@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Choice between stroke-prevention procedures influenced by patient age
2. UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease
3. New Study: Improved Immune System with Gene-Eden, a Natural Antiviral Supplement that Targets Chronic Viruses
4. Henry Ford Hospital study: Shoulder function not fully restored after surgery
5. Study: Federal funds support health depts., but leadership is key
6. Study: Kidney disease a big risk for younger, low-income minorities
7. Study: Mechanomyography to be accurate in detecting nerves during minimally invasive spine surgery
8. Study: Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Higher Rates of Asthma in African American Kids
9. Study: Child health may suffer in strong economy
10. Study: Social influence playing role in surging autism diagnoses
11. Children's Rights Group Agrees with New Study: Infant Circumcision Causes 100 Deaths Each Year in US
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/28/2015)... February 28, 2015 National ... outsourced sales, marketing and supply chain management for ... Botanicals, is bringing its award winning solutions for ... Botanicals’ products are specifically created to combat thinning-damaged ... BIOTA is committed to marrying science with nature ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 ... to discuss federal testosterone lawsuits that have been filed ... scheduled for the second week in March, the Firm ... the Court’s website, parties involved in the federal litigation ... to address matters related to prescription therapy treatments designed ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... February 28, 2015 On Thursday, February 26th, ... It Easy For Scammers To Steal Your Data , which ... their hands on a DIY phishing kit, or any kind ... touched on another important point about how everyone’s cyber security ... often implemented, “like compromising legitimate content management systems or blogs ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... Developers of FCPX plugins and ... plugin for Final Cut Pro X entitled FCPX Overlay Chromatic ... gives users total control over 6k lens dirt overlays inside ... Film Studios. “FCPX Overlay Chromatic was professionally designed to add ... , FCPX Overlay Chromatic Grunge 6K is a resourceful tool ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 Plugin creators ... TransFold Volume 2. A fully customizable transition ... “TransFold Volume 2 gives users total control over 30 ... Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “TransFold Volume 2 ... editor.” , TransFold Volume 2 from Pixel Film Studios ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BIOTA Botanicals Brings Thinning-Damaged Hair Solutions to the Hair Care Aisle at Walgreens 2Health News:BIOTA Botanicals Brings Thinning-Damaged Hair Solutions to the Hair Care Aisle at Walgreens 3Health News:Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Approaching Conference in Federal Litigation that Includes Numerous Testosterone Lawsuits Filed by the Firm 2Health News:Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Approaching Conference in Federal Litigation that Includes Numerous Testosterone Lawsuits Filed by the Firm 3Health News:Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Approaching Conference in Federal Litigation that Includes Numerous Testosterone Lawsuits Filed by the Firm 4Health News:DIY Phishing and Malware Kits Make it Easy to Compromise Businesses in More Ways than One 2Health News:DIY Phishing and Malware Kits Make it Easy to Compromise Businesses in More Ways than One 3Health News:DIY Phishing and Malware Kits Make it Easy to Compromise Businesses in More Ways than One 4Health News:Pixel Film Studios released a new overlay plugin entitled FCPX Overlay Chromatic Grunge 6K exclusively for Final Cut Pro X users 2Health News:Announcing a New TransFold Transition Pack from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X Professionals 2
... at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are combining efforts to determine ... some forms of migraine headaches. ,Investigators from the ... participants in a blinded study to determine if closing a ... can allow blood to flow between the right and left ...
... exposed to family turmoil, violence, noise, poor housing or ... on their organs and tissues than other young people. ... they do not experience these negative physiological changes, reports ... research group also found that the cardiovascular systems of ...
... with Medicare to make the most of Medicare’s preventive services, ... Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ... Here. , It has been decided ... bus will visit each of the 48 states to promote ...
... the socio-educational environment in the US that is responsible for ... that it is wrong to blame any individual as is ... Korean, held responsible the worst college shoot-out in that country ... the family of Cho said, "We are humbled by ...
... replacement products claiming to be safe and natural alternatives to ... the warnings of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and the like. ... (FTC), had found around 34 websites guilty of violating ... of claims and as well as federal permission. According to ...
... early treatment with the antiviral drug Tamiflu have the best ... than good, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. ... preliminary conclusions of international experts who met last month in ... doctors in some countries to use steroids as well. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Jefferson Researchers Want to Learn If Heart Defect 'at Heart' of Some Migraines 2Health News:Family Turmoil and Violence Results in Stress-induced Physical Problems in Young, Cornell Psychologist Finds 2Health News:Seniors Encouraged To Make Use Of Medicare’s Freebie 2Health News:Fault the School System in US for Massacres, Say Sociologists 2Health News:Fault the School System in US for Massacres, Say Sociologists 3Health News:Fault the School System in US for Massacres, Say Sociologists 4Health News:Hormones- The Same Regardless Of Packaging 2Health News:Tamiflu Key to Treat Bird Flu, Avoid Steroids: WHO 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015  Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI ... markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today ... ROTH Conference on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Rob ... , Chief Financial Officer, will present at 4:00 p.m. ... at the conference at the Ritz Carlton in ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015  Two mass spectrometry technologies ... as their effectiveness is established, according to ... Information says that while mass spectrometry (mass ... tool in proteomic biomarker discovery and validation, ... traditional techniques has struggled to elucidate molecular ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... -- Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM ), ... and t:flex™ Insulin Pumps, today announced the pricing of ... common stock at a price to the public of ... this offering are expected to be $56.3 million, after ... expenses payable by Tandem. All of the shares of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Uroplasty to Participate in the 27th Annual ROTH Conference 2Report: "Softer" Mass Spec Techniques Gaining Popularity in Biomarker Discovery 2Report: "Softer" Mass Spec Techniques Gaining Popularity in Biomarker Discovery 3Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock 3
... Optovue, the company that launched the first FDA cleared ... has received 510(k) clearance on its Normative Database ("NDB") ... that our protocols and management of this large international, ... regulatory guidelines require," stated Mike Sinai, PhD, Sr. Director ...
... leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, today has ... adapter. Designed for OEM system developers, the 1000USB-C adapter ... secure data in accordance with Continua Health Alliance guidelines. ... USB adapters released by Nonin this year, the 1000USB-C ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Optovue Receives FDA Clearance on OCT Normative Database 2Nonin Medical Announces Continua™ Certified USB Data Transfer Device for Its Handheld Oximeter Line 2
... System A lower cost alternative to Equalizers, ... multi-sample transfers between two different vessel configurations. With ... spacing can be quickly and easily adjusted for ... plates. Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled Comfort ...
... Expandable Tip System A lower cost alternative ... to perform multi-sample transfers between two different vessel ... knob, tip spacing can be quickly and easily ... 96 well plates. Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled ...
... Exp Expandable Tip System A ... System allows you to perform multi-sample transfers between ... pull of a knob, tip spacing can be ... microcentrifuge tubes) or 96 well plates. Ergonomic ...
... System A lower cost alternative to Equalizers, ... multi-sample transfers between two different vessel configurations. With ... spacing can be quickly and easily adjusted for ... plates. Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled Comfort ...
Medicine Products: