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Safety compliance in vocational education laboratories.
National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Seminar and Blue Ribbon Presentations, Kansas City, Missouri, November 15, 1991. 1991 Nov; :33-40
Safety standard compliance rates and trends of safety standard violations and their implications for teacher and student safety in selected secondary vocational education laboratories in two urban counties were studied. A random sample of 21 schools was compiled and each school contacted to participate. The analysis results indicated that walking/working surface items such as the existence of safety lanes, nonskid surfaces, laboratory appearance being neat and orderly and similar factors were generally in good compliance with an overall score of 76%. Having appropriate means of egress demonstrated a lower overall score of 54%, suggesting that many labs fell short on this standard. The presence of fire protection items had an overall score of 66%. Proper placement of emergency telephone numbers, evacuation procedures and first aid supplies had an overall compliance of 30%. Availability of personal protective equipment had a compliance of 67%. Overall score for tools was 73% with subscale items including stationary power tools anchored to the floor and stationary tools arranged so that individuals are protected from hazards of other machines. The author concludes that a renewed effort must be placed on compliance with basic standards of safety in vocational education laboratories.
NIOSH-Grant; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Safety-research; Laboratory-workers; Power-tools; Hearing-loss; Safety-practices; First-aid; Fire-protection; Personal-protective-equipment
Agricultural Education University of Arizona Forbes 222A, College of AG Tucson, AZ 85721
National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Seminar and Blue Ribbon Presentations, Kansas City, Missouri, November 15, 1991
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
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