Staying Safe At Work Curriculum
LOHP has a curriculum, called Staying Safe at Work: Teaching Workers with Disabilities About Health and Safety on the Job, which is aimed at helping train workers with disabilities to stay safe on the job. Designed for use by supported employment agencies, job development programs, employers, and high school transition programs, the curriculum is a resource to teach workers with developmental disabilities valuable job safety knowledge and skills. Staying Safe at Work uses hands-on, fun, interactive activities that do not require literacy skills.
Activities in the curriculum include:
Find the Hazards in the Picture
Students view slides to practice identifying hazards in a variety of different workplaces. Later they learn to solve safety problems so workers don’t get hurt.
Staying safe in an Emergency
Students learn what to do in different kinds of emergencies by playing Disaster Blaster, a board game.
Ergonomics: Where Does It Hurt?
By watching demonstrations, students learn about the risk factors for ergonomic injuries and the importance of speaking up if they are experiencing pain.
Speaking Up When There Is a Problem
Students discuss what to do in various situations and then practice speaking up about those problems.
At the conclusion of the class, students receive a certificate, building their career portfolio.
The curriculum is available from LOHP for $25.00. Enclose check (payable to the Regents of UC) or purchase order. To order with a credit card, phone LOHP at (510) 642-5507.
Click here to view ordering information.
The curriculum is also available online. Click below to download.
Click here to read the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) report on protecting the health and safety of workers with developmental disabilities.