ERIC Number: ED398390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Hazardous Materials Management Technology. National Voluntary Skills Standard.
Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
Developed by workers, trainers, and professionals in the field, this guide contains a proposed national standard for hazardous materials management technology. The guide first discusses the need for and the development of skills standards, then introduces the hazardous materials management technology standard and the four subgroups of occupations in this category. The skills standard is divided into 13 job functions. The job functions serve as headings for general statements of occupational requirements, skills, and knowledge. Within each job function are supporting skills and knowledge that a hazardous materials management technology worker must possess to be able to accomplish the job function successfully. Immediately following the job functions is a more detailed breakdown of the supporting knowledge and skills related to the disciplines of mathematics chemistry, toxicology, physics, and computer technology. Following these related academic skills are statements regarding the application of the SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) report to hazardous materials management technology and the relationship of the quality movement to the skills demanded of hazardous materials management technology. The final section of the standard gives guidance to curriculum developers for converting the defined skills into educational curricula. (KC)
Descriptors: Certification, Competence, Course Content, Curriculum, Educational Resources, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Environmental Standards, Hazardous Materials, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Standards, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Wastes
Customer Relations, Center for Occupational Research and Development, Box 21689, Waco, TX 76702 (order no. HM579-X: $18.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.