Today, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) presented the Pawtucket Red Sox (Paw Sox) organization with the Safe Place for Teens to Work certification and award. This is the second time the Paw Sox have earned this award, and it is the only company in the state that has achieved this status.
“Providing teenagers with a safe place to work is important,” said Interim Director of Health Michael Fine, MD. “Having a part-time job is a wonderful learning opportunity; however, there also needs to be a good balance between work and school. We applaud the Paw Sox organization for being an example of best practices in the workplace.”
In order to receive the Safe Place for Teens to Work certification and award, employers must meet certain requirements, including: · No teenager works late on a school night. · Teenagers receive safety training before starting employment with the company. · Teenagers do not operate equipment that is considered dangerous. · Teenagers do not work alone or unsupervised. · A supervisor, older than age 18, is on duty at all times. · A strict policy against workplace violence and sexual harassment is maintained and enforced.
This award and designation is presented in conjunction with the local Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 21(d) Consultation Program.