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Engineering Education

Standard 22.Knows appropriate organizational and regulatory guidelines for work areas
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Understands appropriate codes, laws, standards, and regulatory agencies related to manufacturing, construction, energy, power, and transportation (e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA], National Electrical Code [NEC], American Society for Testing Materials [ASTM])
   2. Knows safety practices for the operation and maintenance of tools, equipment, and machinery used in engineering, technology, and industry (e.g., safety procedures for the use of power tools, hand tools, and machines; how to receive, inspect, and properly store equipment, materials, and supplies; proper uses of fixtures, vices, rotary devices, chucks, and hold-down clamps in machine tool operation; knows weight and operating limits of equipment)
   3. Knows how to interpret a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and understand the importance of keeping current MSDSs in the workplace
   4. Understands the importance of following safety manuals, instructions, and requirements
   5. Knows procedures associated with regulatory compliance (e.g., how to read and apply regulatory standards to ensure compliance in operations; how to obtain hazardous materials/waste permits and approvals; the regulatory process and penalties for noncompliance; federal, state, and local hazardous-materials regulations; regulatory changes)
   6. Knows regulatory standards and guidance relative to worker safety (e.g., blood borne pathogens, confined space, fire safety, hearing conservation, lockouts and tagouts)