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Health and Safety: Teaching Tools
A C T I V I T I E S
ACTIVITY 2

Hazard Recognition - The World Around You

Students will be able to recognize other chemical hazards (consumer or not) around them. They could be prompted in a brainstorming exercise by asking about chemical products they may find in:

  • different rooms in their home (garage, bathroom, kitchen, workshop)
  • parts of their school (art class, science class, furnace room)

Once they have identified these hazards, ask them about how risky those hazards could be, for example which is riskier:

  • flammable gasoline or water-based paints, and why?
  • window cleaner or oven cleaner, and why?

Students need to think about using any hazardous product as safely as possible.

Hazard Recognition ? The World Around You