National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness. NIOSH research is key to these efforts and provides practical solutions to identified problems.
NIOSH offers free curriculum, Youth@Work-Talking Safety, which is designed to help educators teach young people the basics of job health and safety in a fun and interesting way. The curriculum includes information relevant to every occupation and the activities highlight hazards and prevention strategies from a wide variety of workplaces where young people are often employed. The curriculum is available for each state.
The assessment component of the Youth@Work-Talking Safety measures a student's acquisition of the foundational workplace safety and health skills taught through the NIOSH curriculum.
Assessment Blueprint Information
Review the Talking Safety assessment blueprint for an overview including competencies covered, distribution of content, and sample questions.
Standard Orders: The NIOSH assessment will be available for schools through the standard student order form on the Client Services Center. Learn how to get started as a NOCTI customer.
Participant Orders: To order the NIOSH assessment independently, please visit the Student Resources Center and register for an account. From this website you will be able to place an order, take the assessment, obtain the score, and retrieve the digital badge.
Assessments are $6.00 each
- Online administration through QuadNet, NOCTI's online assessment system
- Written component only
- Available as a pre- and post-test
- Tests are available in Text-to-Speech format
Students successfully passing the Talking Safety assessment with a 74% or higher will earn a digital badge issued by NIOSH.