or distribute these activities. Students may work independently
The ideal workplace protects the workers health. Can it
also contribute to the health of others in his or her family?
the attributes of an ideal workplace.
what effect each attribute would have on the health of family
members, if any.
a cause-effect chart to summarize your conclusions. (One item
has been entered as an example.)
might want to check out Livelyhood's list of Web sites to learn
more about Workplace Benefits
Tiffany Simonsen learned the hard way that her workplace was
hazardous to her health (segment 6 of "Carpool to Nirvana").
She informed her employer that there were problems, and her employer
responded with an ergonomic analysis and redesign of workstations.
(If you want, you can read more about Tiffany's story and the resources
she turned to in Livelyhood's My New Desk feature on the "Carpool
to Nirvana" Web site.) Consider with your classmates how
workers and employers can work together to eliminate workplace hazards
of various kinds. You might want to break into small groups so that
each group can look at a different type of workplace, like manufacturing,
healthcare, and/or officework.
your ideas for identifying hazards and for getting these corrected.
Refine this into a sequence of steps for identifying and correcting
workplace hazards. What can an employer--and employees--do?
a chart that presents your steps for identifying and correcting
offers a list of Web sites dealing
with Workplace Health and Safety, and a list of Web
sites dealing with Workplace Benefits and Protection)
can offer your completed chart to a local company to post in a work
area. Or you might offer it to an organization concerned with workplace
safetymaybe theyll post it on their Web site!