Hazards in the Workplace

Safety first! High school juniors discover workplace hazards and labor laws in the third of a six-part series of career and college readiness lessons. The resource focuses on child labor law awareness, safety standards, and ways to reduce workplace injuries.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by pairing pupils and having them create a presentation about a specific child labor law
  • Have individuals create a list of hazards that are common in the occupation they wish to pursue
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to include information to make students aware of how to obtain a work permit in their states
  • Provide a computer with Internet access to each learner
Pros

  • The teacher's guide contains a quiz (with answer key) that serves as a pre- and post assessment
  • Statistics give the class a deeper understanding of workplace hazards that affect young workers
Cons

  • None
Common Core