ERIC Number: ED261043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Health and Safety in the Workplace. Teenage Health Teaching Modules. Field Test Edition.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
The Teenage Health Teaching Modules (THTM) program is a health education curriculum for adolescents. Each THTM module frames an adolescent health task emphasizing development of self-assessment, communication, decision making, health advocacy, and self-management. The goals of this module are to acquaint secondary students with the problems of occupational safety and health, help them to establish good attitudes toward job-related safety, and prepare them to promote occupational safety in their future work place. Classroom activities are outlined in which students: (1) are introduced to the field of occupational health and safety; (2) examine various attitudes toward job safety and health and explore how those attitudes may affect one's willingness to take precautions; (3) develop a plan to investigate the safety and health risks of an occupation of their choice; (4) practice ways of encouraging co-workers to adopt health and safety precautions; and (5) report on what they have learned about hazards of selected occupations and draw conclusions about where to find reliable information about any profession or industry. Activities involve discussions, mini-lectures, role-playing, and small-group reports on outside research. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.