Every year, young workers are critically injured or killed on the job. School teachers can play a vital role in developing awareness of workplace health and safety issues in young people. It has been proven that integrating workplace health and safety education into the classroom has helped in the prevention of accidents and injuries.
The information in this publication is based on best practice principles and techniques. The purpose of this resource is to provide guidance on young worker safety, rather than prescribe specific requirements, and is not intended as a legal interpretation of any federal, provincial or territorial legislation.
Teaching Tools is divided into five chapters covering the major topic areas of workplace health and safety that are likely to impact young workers:
- chemical hazards
- physical hazards
- biological hazards
- sociability issues
Each topic section contains an introduction outlining the key points and providing an overview.
Activities – Each section contains ideas for activities that will help to reinforce the concepts being presented.
Slides – Colourful slides that visually enhance the text are available online as well as on the Teaching Tools companion CD that is included with the print version.
Handouts –Photocopy these creative handouts and circulate them to your class for discussion and study purposes.
Tests – Test your student's knowledge with sample tests provided at the end of each of the five topic sections.