In order to properly handle an emergency, individuals need to first be able to explain what an emergency is.
Some emergency situations have predetermined response plans. Other situations might require creating a plan amidst the emergency.
Staying current on response plans is valuable. The more individuals practice, the better they’ll be able to react in an emergency situation.
In the agriscience facility (i.e., lab, barn, and classroom), identify safety issues on site.
Students need appropriate responses to first aid situations through the application of basic first aid and CPR skills.
Safety procedures are written methods outlining how to perform a task with minimum risk to people, equipment, materials, environment, and processes.
An incident is an unplanned occurrence that results, or could result, in injury to people or damage to property.
The type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for usage depends on the task. Students should use different PPE.
Safety guidelines are included as part of student labs and activities. Students act safely at all times. Student incident reports are minimal to none.
Students are able to identify safety concerns and act accordingly.
First, identify the current chemical regulations for safe chemical handling within the workplace.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets many laws and regulations to ensure safe handling of animals, food sources and other agriculture commodities.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards.
Each worksite and school has differing safety standards and policies. Understand and follow the unique standards and policies specific to individual businesses.
Identify and locate safety equipment within the site (e.g., fire extinguishers, chemical showers, etc.).
A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of step-by-step instructions to help carry out daily functions. SOPs can help keep a learning environment safe.
Handle animals in such a way that is safe for both the human and the animal (e.g., squeeze chutes, halters, leashes, cages).
Develop procedures to insure safe handling of a consumable product using GMPs (Good Management Practices).
Plan and develop housing to fit the needs and environment of different animal species. Understand how, what and when to use equipment while raising animals.