ERIC Number: ED359403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Workplace Health and Safety across the Vocational/Technical Curriculum.
Ryan, Thomas; Hinkley, Carl
This document contains the outcomes of a pilot project to develop materials and methods of integrating occupational health and safety into the curriculum of the technologies at a technical college. Section I is a model of how to integrate health and safety into a vocational-technical curriculum. Based on the Outcomes-Based Guidelines developed by the Kansas State Board of Education, this section outlines a mechanism for curriculum development in the classroom. Four chapters cover the following subjects: the curriculum planning process, outcomes of integrated school health and safety programs, implementation of the health and safety education curriculum plan, and evaluation. Section II describes a pilot project for an automotive technology course. It presents curricula and lesson plans using the methods and materials identified in the model in Section I. They are: a course syllabus (description, specifications, topical outline, objectives, task list, and lesson plan) for shop safety and hand tools; suggested topics for a series of seminars on health and safety; and a welding lesson plan (objectives, task list, topical outline, and test). Section III provides guidance for establishing two laboratory-based activities: developing a health and safety program in the laboratory of the relevant technology and establishing a health and safety committee, both for the school and the laboratory. Section IV discusses how individuals learn and lists materials purchased for the project. Section V lists nine resources for automotive technology and contains an eight-item bibliography, surveys, and the Kansas guidelines. (YLB)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Laboratory Safety, Laboratory Technology, Lesson Plans, Occupational Safety and Health, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Safety Education, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Central Maine Technical Coll., Auburn.