Occupational Safety Overview



This lesson will give the students an understanding of occupational safety and its role in the workplace. The students will learn what OSHA is and its importance in relation to injury prevention. The students will also learn of the occupational hazards that exist in the workplace.

Note: There can never be enough safety taught, referenced, or gone over in in this class. The most important subject in this class is the constant understanding and practice of SAFETY AWARENESS.

Lesson Time

One class period
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades Building and Construction Trades
    • Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking
    • Residential and Commercial Construction
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will know what occupational safety is and will have an understanding of the effects that on the job injuries have on society. Students will learn what OSHA is and what OSHA does. They will also learn about existing occupational job hazards and what they need to be aware of in regards to job safety and preventive procedures.

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