Sunday, August 21, 2011

NIOSH Safety Resources

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
The NIOSH web site has many excellent safety resources that your students can view or download. The site is large, so finding what you are looking for can sometimes be difficult, but it is worth the effort. You can find many excellent publications in their  directory of publications. Click on the “Directory of Publications and Products” link on the bottom left side of their main page. There is  a search bar to enter subjects you want to research. These are all free to download or view. Smaller documents can make excellent class safety handouts. Larger documents are more like small text books. For example the Electrical Safety Student Manual is really a book in pdf form. It is really good. One word of caution -  it shows graphic pictures of electrical burns and injuries, not cartoons. However, I find that after viewing the results of a severe electrical burn, students are far more likely to be careful in the lab.It is really too big to print and hand out, but it can be downloaded and shared as a pdf, allowing students to view it on a computer.Other publications available through the NIOSH site are


1 comment:

  1. OSHA has a free Heat Safety Tool app for Smart Phones.