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ERIC Number: ED389674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching about Hazard Identification and Injury Control: A Student-Based Project Focusing on Pedestrian Safety.
Wojtowicz, G. Greg; DesLauriers, Karen
Students learn to practice safe behavior most effectively when they are actively involved in the process of identifying and controlling hazards. This article focuses on a problem faced by many urban-based schools--pedestrian safety. Hazard identification projects can be used to train students to develop practical, effective hazard controls. The purpose of this hazard surveillance study was twofold: (1) to identify hazards to pedestrian safety and (2) to involve students in a class project that would result in the development of hazard control measures. The project was implemented on a university campus and attempted to determine pedestrian crosswalk utilization rates at 15 campus-based sites. A geodemographic data collection protocol was designed to allow student observers to record vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the varied sites. Results indicated that a number of specific unidentified pedestrian hazards existed on the campus. Students used these data to develop varied approaches to hazard control including documentation, presentations to campus-based groups, and methods designed to support the development of a computer-based accident/injury data base. Graphs presenting data are included. (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A