Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grade 9 - 12, Safety and Health Regulations, 2009

1.) Explain the importance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), industry regulations, and individual responsibilities in workplace safety and health practices.

2.) Describe job-related high-hazard area risk assessment techniques and the impact of accidents on industry.

•  Utilizing job safety analysis worksheets
3.) Compare federal and state child labor laws regarding hours and locations where youth may work, including required permits.

4.) Explain worker rights according to the OSHA Safety and Health Regulations standards.

5.) Describe characteristics of flammable and combustible liquids, including flash point, flammable limits, boiling point, vapor density, vapor pressure, ignition temperature, and specific gravity.

6.) Demonstrate storage and handling procedures for flammable and combustible liquids.

7.) Compare classes of fire and fire extinguishers.

•  Discussing the proper use of fire extinguishers
8.) Develop an emergency plan, including fire protection, means of egress, exit route and exits, and special concerns for confined spaces.

9.) Explain assured equipment grounding programs.

10.) Interpret general environmental controls, safety color codes for marking physical hazards, and specifications for accident prevention signs and tags.

11.) Explain machine guarding general requirements for industrial and construction machines and operations.

12.) Explain tool safety guidelines, including hand, power, power-actuated, and pneumatic tools.

13.) Explain industrial and construction health and first aid procedures, including personal protection from body fluids; skin, rash, or dermatitis incidents; and oil, gas, and chemical spills.

14.) Explain the importance of hazard communication, including signs, signals, barricades, markers, lockouts, and tags used on a job site.

15.) Explain the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

16.) Explain the use of personal protective equipment, including eye, face, foot, and respirator protection.

17.) Explain site-specific protection procedures and safety requirements with regard to the importance of housekeeping procedures, the use of ladders and scaffolding, rigging procedures, and hazards of floor and wall openings.

18.) Explain the importance of safety practices for manual lifting, load lifting, and rigging procedures.