Frequently asked questions


The PUSH online training is a 50-minute, self-paced program that uses videos and real life examples through stories of real young worker fatalities and injuries to teach young workers about safety, communication, and health. In this training, young workers will learn ways to prevent injuries in the workplace. The training topics are drawn from the NIOSH Youth@Work: Talking safety curriculum, health promotion (nutrition, hydration, sleep, and substance abuse), and effective communication in the workplace. All other components of the PUSH toolkit are free except for an annual license for the online training. Contact us for education & non-profit discounts or participate in YourWorkpath Program to access our programs at no cost to your organization for up to 1 year for 200 employees. Young Worker online training licensing cost: $20 per user Purchase Online Training *We provide government, non-profit and educational opportunities. Customization and branding options available.Our trainings are developed and housed within Northwest Education Training & Assessment (NwETA). Access and purchase the interactive online-based training through NwETA.* Please contact us for more information. *Some of the above links will take you to a website external to OHSU. NwETA, LLC is the company that collaborates with OHSU in the offering of the trainings in these toolkits. OHSU has a financial interest in this company and Dr. Anger, who is the Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center at OHSU, is the company's President; and Dr. Rohlman is the Vice President of NwETA, LLC. If you would like more information about this, please contact the OHSU Integrity Department at (503) 494-8849 or integrity@ohsu.edu.


The supervisor-led, "Start the Conversation Activities" reinforce concepts learned in the PUSH online training. Their purpose is to engage supervisors and young workers in two-way conversation about safety and health in the workplace. Browse the activities by clicking on the "Download the Supervisor-Led Activities" tab located below. The Start the Conversation activities were developed and/or adapted from CDC/NIOSH's Talking Safety, Youth@Work curriculum. These activities were made to educate young workers about work and non-work factors (safety in the workplace, professional communication and health) that can impact safety on and off the job. These activities are designed to be led by supervisors at staff meetings or training sessions. Each activity is about 10-20 minutes long. Examples of curriculum topics:

  • Making the job safer
  • Know your rights
  • Working in retail
  • People communication
  • Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Stress
  • Emotional health
  • Reading labels
  • Healthy snacking and packing
Visit our downloads page to get access to the "Start the Conversation Activities" at no cost for your organization. We would love to hear how you are using these Total Work Health tools. Contant us and we will give you a free seat to our next Spring or Fall Symposia.


Social media prompts are videos and images that can be used creatively by your organization to emphasize principles included in the online training or the "Start the Conversation Activities."
Browse our Social Media Prompts Tumblr page that showcases examples and ideas for social media prompts to incorporate within your organization to promote younger worker safety, health and well-being. These examples are ideas that help further engage your young worker workforce.