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04/09/2020

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ANDREW N WERMES

Two suggestions for the lab safety at home:

1) CareerSafe’s OSHA 10-hour courses are at http://www.careersafeonline.com/courses. OSHA’s publication is at: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3071.pdf. Any student that doesn’t have an OSHA 10-hour card should be required to complete 10-hour instruction in the career area they are working in, from the list on the webpage – having received the OK to do so from his/her instructor.

2) Utilize the skills knowledge and abilities to conduct a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), in order to predict and mitigate potential safety problems. I served on the advisory committee of a project led by UC Berkeley and Wes Virginia University. The process is explained in the publication: Your Construction Safety Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers – A Guide for Administrators & Instructors in Post-Secondary CTE Construction Programs (Ref: https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/publications/LOHP_toolkit_final-12-4-17.pdf). The role of the JHA process is explained throughout the manual. I developed a graphic (Pg 66) which explains that the JHA process should be integrated throughout the OSHA 10-hour instruction. This is true in construction safety as well as in the general safety areas – CTE career area doesn’t matter. The application here would be that before a student conducts a lab exercise, he/she would break the job tasks into steps. Maine’s Job Hazard Analysis webpage does a good job explaining the process and providing resources, at: https://www.safetyworksmaine.gov/safe_workplace/safety_management/hazard_analysis.html

There are simple forms and examples in the webpage that explain this. The instructor should adopt a written process that students follow that would include submitting forms to the instructor for review, correction if needed, and approval. Using this process would assist students in learning how to apply the JHA process throughout their work.

Brian Gordon

https://www.cteintrees.org/on-line-learning-links

A variety of resources compiled here. It will grow as time goes by and information is shared.

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