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Engineering Education

Standard 20.Knows how to reduce risks and hazards in the workplace
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Uses safety precautions in the workplace (e.g., wears eye and ear protection devices and proper clothing; knows the location of eye washes and safety showers; uses appropriate personal protective equipment and respiratory protection; uses protective guards on machinery)
   2. Knows safety procedures associated with handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous waste (e.g., methods for proper handling and control; safe handling procedures for chemical containers; safe chemical-handling procedures including bonding, fire control, and ventilation; segregation and storage of incompatible materials and wastes)
   3. Knows different types of chemical, biological, and physical hazards
   4. Knows ways to maintain a safe environment in the workplace (e.g. correctly placing fire extinguishers; keeping records of accidents; ventilate work areas; inspecting for safety hazards; inspecting material, equipment, and fixtures for defects; complying with shop and equipment safety rules; correcting safety hazards; reporting malfunctions and equipment failures)
   5. Understands the importance of developing a positive attitude towards safety
   6. Understands the concept of ergonomics and its role in the workplace (e.g., the importance of ergonomics in the manufacturing process; safe ergonomic controls and procedures; ergonomics of the workstation; the role of ergonomics in preventing workplace injury)
   7. Understands ways in which to be responsible for personal health and safety and that of others in the workplace (e.g., personal hygiene and cleanliness; complying with safety and health rules; knowing industrial safety standards)
   8. Understands the importance of maintaining a clean work area (e.g., scrap stock is kept in scrap boxes; materials are stored in an orderly fashion; waste containers are emptied regularly; dangerous materials are stored in metal cabinets)
   9. Understands the importance of implementing a substance abuse policy in the workplace