An investigation of instructional practices which promote occupational safety and health

Mark D. Threeton, Kibum Kwon, Joey A. Fleck, R. Brian Ketchem, Leila Farzam

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In order to promote insight into providing secure teaching and learning environments within schools, this study sought to: (a) explore instructional practices utilized by educators to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) and hearing protection within career and technical education programs; and (b) identify what barriers may exist which prevent instructors from teaching OSH and hearing protection. Utilizing a focus group methodology, this research examined automotive and diesel technology instructors within an eastern US state. Upon analysis, safety appears to be a priority for participants in this study. However, the results suggested areas in need of improvement. The conclusions would be useful to OSH professionals, workforce development educators and leaders interested in application of enhanced OSH practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)902-910
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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