Reasonable Accommodation in Training SafetyBy Sandoz, Jeff; 2003 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Educational Research Association,
Publication Date: February 2003
Paper discusses a pictograph and icon-driven training program designed for educators who are responsible for teaching students with developmental disabilities the safest practices in the use of hazardous chemicals. The purpose of the program is to promote worker understanding of safety issues involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration "Right-to-Know" specifically for people who have reading difficulties. The presentation of the material includes specifics on understanding labeling systems, the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and other pertinent topics such as hazard detection, care of the victim of an exposure, and accident simulation drills. The training program includes the use of computer software designed to promote understanding of the MSDS with the aid of picture icons. The software program is designed to supplement the MSDS with chemical identification, key label words, and picture icons with the following: (1) National Fire Protection Association Code, (2) fire extinguishing media, (3) routes of entry, (4) health hazard icons, (5) personal protective equipment, (6) pictographs, and (7) target organ graphics. This paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Educational Research Association in 2003.
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