ERIC Number: ED379957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Health & Safety in the Workplace. Worker Education Program. Curriculum Guide.
The curriculum on occupational safety and health, designed for a workplace literacy and basic skills program for clothing and textile workers union members, is outlined. Its objectives are to help workers understand the importance of following company health and safety rules and danger signs, identify and report workplace hazards, aid in resolution and prevention of health and safety problems, recognize symptoms of common workplace illnesses, understand their own and employers' rights and responsibilities under federal law, understand the union's role in resolving workplace health and safety problems, learn to report accidents or complaints, understand the importance of overall health and fitness, and learn about union clinic and social services programs. The guide includes: charts of common health and safety hazards, with causes, symptoms, and solutions; notes on maintaining overall health and fitness; and classroom activities and instructional materials drawn from a problem-based workplace English-as-a-Second-Language text. A vocabulary list is also included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Hazardous Materials, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Organizational Communication, Records (Forms), Safety Education, Second Language Instruction, Work Environment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers Center.; Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see FL 800 880-882.