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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.
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.
Students 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.
Eye injuries are dangerous and could result in blindness or permanent damage. Learn about the eye, eye injuries, and how to care for these injuries. While this clip is intended to promote workplace safety, it could be useful for anyone in grades 7 through adult education.
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.
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.
Students discuss the various safety procedures and signs keeping them safe at work. In groups, students review several safety scenarios and present their suggests for a safe environment to the group. Students practice using authoritative voices when warning others about safety hazards. This lesson is intended for students acquiring English.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students examine health and safety issues in the workplace. They, in groups, discuss how health and safety issues effect their lives.
Students role play as nurse managers in a hospital and are faced with an infection control crisis. They are to examine the feasible ways to solve and control the problem. Students utilize technology, language arts, trade and industry, and the health occupations curriculum.
Students 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 plan is intended for students acquiring English.
 What responsibility, if any, do clothing buyers, clothing retailers, and clothing companies have to ensure the safety of factory workers? The debate about workplace safety following the collapse and fires in Bangladesh clothing factories comes to the classroom as class members take on the role of executives who then research and negotiate policy changes. Links to documents on the issues of fire and building safety, wages and worker rights, and historical parallels are provided. To conclude the investigations, individuals craft persuasive letters to the executives of their favorite clothing brand detailing the course of action they feel the company should adopt to improve safety standards for workers.
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.
Ninth graders identify blood borne pathogens and examine universal precautions. They listen to a speaker from the Health Department speak about blood borne pathogens, conduct Internet research and discuss OSHA guidelines for protection, and create a safety sign to be used in the workplace to remind employees of the need for universal precautions.
First aid could be needed at any time, its good for teachers, students, and parents to be able to respond correctly. Learn how to care for an arm laceration. This is a thorough video that can be useful in a wide variety of contexts.
Watch and learn all about burns. This clip describes the different types of burns one may encounter and how to deal or care for each one. This is a very good clip appropriate for ages 12 and up.

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