ERIC Number: ED403445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Hazardous Materials Management Technology Programs. National Voluntary Skills Standard. Implementation Guide.
Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
This implementation guide is intended to help educators use the Skills Standard for Hazardous Materials Management Technology (HMMT). It begins with a description of HMMT and a summary of the 13 job functions of the standard. Within each job function are supporting skills and knowledge that an HMMT worker must possess to be able to accomplish the job function successfully. 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. Employability skills identified by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills are elaborated next. The relationship of the Quality Movement to the skills demanded of HMMT workers is discussed. The guide discusses the origins of the project, the research methodology used, and the committees formed to develop the standard. It defines skill standards, emphasizes the importance of creating local industry-specific HMMT programs, and discusses the future of skill standards. Implications for curricula and assessment include four assessment scenarios. Appendixes include general requirements for HMMT programs, depiction of a model program, and members of the HMMT advisory committee and participating institutions. (YLB)
Descriptors: Chemical Technicians, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Environmental Technicians, Hazardous Materials, Job Skills, Occupational Safety and Health, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Standards, Teaching Guides, Technical Education, Waste Disposal, Wastes
CORD Communications, Inc., Customer Relations, P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX 76702-1206.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
Note: For related documents, see ED 398 390 and CE 073 327.