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27/06/2018

Educating young people about working safely with chemicals

Educating young people about working safely with chemicals

This case study of a training programme in Germany shows show schools and enterprises can work together to raise young people’s awareness of occupational safety and health (OSH). In the example studied, at the initiative of a teacher, a school and a chemical company in Hamburg collaborated on teaching pupils about the safe production of plastics and the safe handling of chemicals in the laboratory. Pupils became more aware of OSH practices, teachers became more enthusiastic about teaching OSH, and the company’s OSH culture improved.

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