This publication has been prepared as a guide for safety in the Agricultural Education, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education, and Technology and Engineering Education labs. The development of a safety program will limit the risk of accidents for students and instructors.
The guide should be used by administrators, supervisors, and instructors to ensure that the laboratory-based activities and experiences of students will be as risk-free as possible.
General Safety Test (Spanish)
Safety Unit Information Sheet (Spanish)
Note: The answer key is available for school use. Please contact Doug Livingston with your request. Provide teacher name, school name, and school phone number.
Professionalism, Integrity, Effort, Respect, and Safety (PIERS) Safety Retraining
Dr. Dale R. Derrickson: Retrain students who have had a safety violation concerns.
The goal of the CareerSafe program is to teach younger workers how to stay safe in the workplace and begin to prepare these young men and women for a safe and prosperous future in their chosen career.
National Institute for Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH has developed a safety checklist program for schools.
Power Tool Institute (PTI)
With the vision to unify and educate others about power tools, the Power Tool Institute (PTI) has established itself as the pre-eminent organization for building global understanding of power tools and for maintaining high standards of safety and quality control in the industry.
Power Tool Institute (PTI) Safety Education
Safety information from the Power Tool Institute.
Power Tool Institute (PTI) Safety Videos
Safety videos from the Power Tool Institute.
Vermont Safety Information Resources, Inc.
Every lab or shop is required to have a readily accessible file containing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all hazardous chemicals and materials used in the facility. Use this site to search online database of material safety data sheets.