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Safety levels of vocational education laboratories.
Tenth Annual Western Regional Agricultural Education Research Meeting, Sea-Tac Hotel, Seattle, Washington, April 17, 1991. 1991 Apr; :158-164
The safety compliance rate of selected secondary vocational education laboratories within two urban counties was ascertained. Cooperation was solicited from a random sample of 21 schools. An evaluation was made of compliance with selected recognized safety standards and an attempt was made to identify trends of safety standard violations and their implications for teacher and student safety in these laboratories. Having proper walking/working surface items such as safety lanes, nonskid surfaces, neat and orderly laboratory appearance produced an overall score for compliance of 76%. Properly labeled means of egress demonstrated a compliance score of 54%. Fire protection items including fire alarms, fire extinguisher locations properly marked, maximum distance to the fire extinguisher 75 feet and other items of a similar nature demonstrated a compliance of 66%. Proper posting of emergency telephone numbers, evacuation procedures, and first aid supplies had a compliance of 30%. Availability of personal protective equipment had a compliance of 67%. The author stresses that renewed effort must be placed on compliance with, and enforcement of, basic safety standards in vocational education laboratories.
NIOSH-Grant; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Safety-research; Laboratory-workers; Power-tools; Hearing-loss; Safety-practices; First-aid; Fire-protection-equipment
Agricultural Education University of Arizona Forbes 222A, College of AG Tucson, AZ 85721
Hearing Loss; Disease and Injury; Noise-induced-hearing-loss
Tenth Annual Western Regional Agricultural Education Research Meeting, Sea-Tac Hotel, Seattle, Washington, April 17, 1991
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
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