ALEX Lesson Plan


Safety Precautions for Cosmetology

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Author:Debra Holcombe
System: Cullman County
School: Cullman Area Technology Academy
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 8110


Safety Precautions for Cosmetology


Students will work together to make a list of safety precautions and then individually each student will create a poster depicting one or more of the safety precautions.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
Business, Management, and Administration
BMA (2009)
Grade: 9-12
Business Essentials
15 ) Demonstrate proper safety procedures needed in the workplace.

Human Services
HUM (2009)
Grade: 9-12
Introduction to Cosmetology
4 ) Apply safety rules and regulations related to cosmetology, including fire equipment, tools, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) procedures.

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to identify safe and unsafe shop/lab situations and apply appropriate safety practices for the following: a) Personal Safety b) Shop/Lab Safety c) Fire, Electrical, and Weather Condition Safety.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

Greater than 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Textbook, safety handouts, poster board, glue, old magazines (some professional ones), scissors, glue, markers, colored pencils, stencils, catalogs, safety video (if available), TV/VCR

Technology Resources Needed:

Computer(s) with Internet access


The teacher should bookmark web sites related to workplace safety that the students can review in small groups. Students will read safety handouts and the assigned chapter(s) for the course(s) being taught.

1.)Students will be given the handout detailing the requirements for the assignment (see attached).

2.)From assigned chapter(s), handouts, and the Internet, the class will locate, and make a comprehensive list of, safety precautions for the workplace.

3.)Using the comprehensive list of safety precautions, students will choose one or two to feature and sketch a rough draft of a safety poster.

4.)Upon approval of the sketch, each student will create a poster for a grade.

5.)Students will work cooperatively in small groups to view a safety video, review computer software on safety, if available, and review for exam.

6.)Students will take the safety test and must score 100% before performing any practical/live work.

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Assessment Strategies

An objective teacher-made test will be used for assessment (see attached).


Students could conduct a shop safety survey and indicate any corrections or changes that might need to take place.


Students may be given extra time and help to complete the project. They may list fewer precautions.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.