New Oklahoma Law Requires Middle School, High School Safety Training

Gov. Mary Fallin has signed State Senate Bill 262, which requires school districts in the state to provide training on workplace safety and health to students in grades 7 through 12.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on June 25 signed State Senate Bill 262, which requires school districts in the state to provide training on workplace safety and health to students in grades 7 through 12. NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard included an item about the bill's signing in his July 3 "From the Director's Desk" enewsletter.

Howard wrote that "NIOSH partners at the Oklahoma Department of Labor will collaborate with the Oklahoma State Department of Education to make information regarding workplace safety and health available to schools, using the Oklahoma version of the NIOSH Youth@Work-Talking Safety curriculum."

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