IAM CREST’s Youth Transition of Work Program Teaches Critical Safety Skills to New Jersey Apprentices

This past August, IAM C.R.E.S.T. held a 10-hour OSHA training on infectious diseases and COVID-19, as well as first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator sessions for their Youth Transition to Work Program (YTTW) in Lyndhurst, N.J. The goal is to prepare students with basic safety awareness skills as they start their four-year apprenticeship that includes both on-the-job training and classroom sessions.

The OSHA training provided students safety training on walking and working surfaces, fall protection, emergency action plans, fire prevention , material handling, hazardous materials, electrical, personal protective equipment (PPE) and ergonomics. The infectious diseases & COVID-19 session was funded by an OSHA Susan Harwood Grant that focuses on infectious diseases such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses and more. It also covered standard precautions such as hierarchy of controls, ventilation, hand hygiene and PPE. 

The IAM CREST YTTW Program is made possible through funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development grant. IAM CREST and District 15 have collaborated since 2009 to strengthen the program helping students transition from high school to jobs in the Automotive and Diesel Technology fields.

The class was led by Project Coordinator/Instructors Shaun Trude and Teri McClendon.

Click here for more information about the Youth Transition to Work Program and apprenticeships or contact IAM CREST at 301-967-4707.

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