Workplace Health and Safety Teacher Resources
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Workplace Safety -- Part 2
Students continue their examination of the importance of workplace safety. As a class, they state the purpose of OSHA and how the labor laws affect teenagers. They discuss ways to avoid accidents and what to do in the event of an emergency.
Staying Safe on the Job
Students share their opinions about the rights and responsibilities of employees, businesses and the government in maintaining a safe work environment. They prepare arguments supporting their assigned positions concerning workplace safety and create storyboards for a public service campaign.
Workplace Safety Lesson
Students distinguish between effective and ineffective communication techniques and apply their knowledge of successful interactions with authority figures to workplace situations. They also use teamwork, communication, and analytical skills. and demonstrate the value of getting support from co-workers to resolve workplace situations.
Worker Safety - The Triangle Fire Legacy
Learners explore how one event that occurred more than a century ago - the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - led to many of the worker health and safety protections that we have in the United States today.
Am I Safe at the Workplace?: Safety and Health Concerns in the Workplace
Ninth graders investigate how to prevent accidents in the workplace. They read and discuss a handout, examine OSHA/EPA guidelines, and create a poster depicting safety policies and procedures.
Worker Safety - The Triangle Fire Legacy
High schoolers examine the events of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. They give examples of health and safety protection in the workplace today. Using government and labor solutions, they analyze a specific workplace concern. They develop solutions individuals can take on their own to reduce the chance of injury or death on the job.
Safety Precautions for Cosmetology
Ninth graders identify safe and unsafe shop and lab situations for cosmetology. They conduct research, develop a list of safety precautions, and create a poster that illustrates various cosmetology safety precautions.
Resource Sharing Between Chemistry Labs
Students assume the role of community college instructors researching the feasibility of resource (chemicals, supplies, equipment) sharing between community colleges. They explore safety issues pertaining to chemical transport, storage, and disposal.
Safety: merit badge
In this safety worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about different safety precautions. Students complete 7 questions total to get their merit badge.
Safety Is No Accident
Ninth graders work in teams to devise a safety checklist, complete a job safety survey, and compose forms for reporting accidents. They create, read, and interpret a bar graph, research causes and prevention of accidents, and examine the importance of ergonomics in various types of employment.
The Dirt on the Workplace
Students examine health and safety issues in the workplace. They, in groups, discuss how health and safety issues effect their lives.
Personal Development (Safety and Injury Prevention)
Demonstrate an ability to make informed choices about the prevention of injury with your class and others. Through class discussion, observational studies, simulation, and the creation of a handbook, high schoolers will understand the principles behind prevention of injury in school and the work place.
On The Job Safety
High schoolers discuss the importance of job safety and identify ways to remain safe on the job. Working in small groups, students explore the laws that ensure on the job safety. They role play several safety situations. This lesson is intended for high schoolers acquiring English.
Benefits of Learning Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting
Before you can weld or cut metal, you need to know the basics. Provided are a list of welding terms, the tools needed, safety precautions, and the benefits of oxy-acetylene welding. Future metal workers will learn about types of flames, welding, torch parts, and tool usage.
Safety And Health Programs
Students engage in a study of the proper components needed for the establishment of a health and safety program. They practice identifying various types of workplace hazards. Students are exposed to an informational lecture given by a guest speaker.
In this construction safety worksheet, learners identify and locate vocabulary words in a word search related to construction safety. There are 54 words in the puzzle.
Students examine the importance of food safety and the impact it has on their lives. In this health lesson students complete an oral report on food poisoning and design a low cost "safe" packing material for bread.
Wheeling and Dealing
students explore how wireless communications and other mobile technologies have changed the ways and places people work. They design 'mobile learning labs' to demonstrate how these technologies might impact their current workplace and investigate, through interviews, how mobile technologies have impacted various workplaces.
Photography in the Industrial Work Place - Activity 1
Learners capture the industrial workplace environment through photography in this three day introductory instructional activity provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. This instructional activity requires a field trip and photography equipment.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all About It!
Students are able to synthesize information on increasing regulatory reforms during the Progressive Era through individual research and presentation of material. They are responsible for a list of regulatory reforms with dates and descriptions of how they changed the workplace for their final project.