Texas Mutual Launches Safety Program for Teenage Workers in Lubbock Area
Through brochures, billboards, radio commercials, mall advertising and the OneWrongMove.org Web site, the campaign will inform teens, parents and employers in the
"With this campaign, Texas Mutual and its partners aim to educate people in the
The One Wrong Move campaign is being tested in the
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Insurance agents participating in the One Wrong Move campaign include Glen Morton Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Jake Montoya Insurance; Sanford & Tatum Insurance, TCSC Insurance Agency and Wayne Lawley Insurance Agency.
A cornerstone of the One Wrong Move campaign is an online workplace safety quiz. Teens in the
Data from Texas Mutual policyholders shows the most common injuries among employees under age 21 are strains and injuries from lifting, and cuts, punctures and scrapes. Among those policyholders, businesses in the leisure and hospitality industry account for the bulk of work-related injuries among employees 16 to 19.
About 80 percent of U.S. teens work during their high school years, many of them during the summer, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers. In 2007,
Nationally, about 230,000 teens suffer work-related injuries each year, with 77,000 of them requiring treatment at emergency rooms, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers.
The National Pediatric Trauma Registry and the National Center for Health Statistics report that occupational injuries are the fourth-leading cause of death among Americans age 10 to 19. In
Young workers are exposed to many of the same on-the-job risks as their adult counterparts, but are more likely to be injured at work than grown-ups, the American Society of Safety Engineers says. A nationwide survey released in 2007 by the
A study financed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that the most common jobs for teens are in restaurants, babysitting, lawn care, family-owned businesses, family-run farms, grocery stores and department stores.
About One Wrong Move
The One Wrong Move campaign, sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, promotes safety among workers age 16 to 19. The campaign's pilot project, being conducted in the
For more information, visit www.onewrongmove.org.
About Texas Mutual Insurance Company
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