Free Safety Resources Available for Postsecondary Educators

Free Safety Resources Available for Postsecondary Educators

Statistics indicate that every day, two to three workers die on construction sites in the United States. New and young workers are at highest risk for injury. But through safety education, career and technical programs can help keep future workers safe.

Free resources are available to help postsecondary instructors and administrators:

  • Assess your program, using the online assessment tools, to determine how it’s doing in the areas of safety and health management systems, instructor qualifications and support, effective teaching and learning, and offsite learning
  • Learn how to prepare students to work safely in hazard-filled environments
  • Download and share handouts that can be used at your meetings

The free resources are now available at: http://bit.ly/cte-guide.

SkillsUSA has supported this effort, based on research conducted in 2015-16 by the University of California Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program and West Virginia University’s Injury Control Research Center. Other supporters include the Association for Career and Technical Education, the Association for Skilled and Technical Sciences, and the National Council for Workforce Education. Funding came from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), through CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training.