Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Fire Safety in the Workplace


Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by Kimberly Notestine and Norma Orner


Fire Safety in the Workplace

Standards Addressed
  • 13.2 D Identify sources of health, safety and regulatory practices and their effect on the work environment.
  • 1.5.11 C Write with controlled and/or subtle organization.
  • 1.2.11 A Read and understand essential content of informational texts and documents in all academic areas.
Brief Overview Students will be able to identify fire prevention and safety features in the workplace.
Grade Level 11th
Content Area(s) Language Arts, Reading, Health
Other standards supported ASCA, PSCA, NCDG
Prep Time 20 minutes
Implementation Time 30 minutes
Learning Objectives Students will be able to identify both fire prevention practices and available fire safety equipment in the workplace.
Materials Needed Article “Fire safety in the workplace”
List of OSHA standards for fire safety
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. Read “Fire safety in the workplace”.
  2. Discuss OSHA standards and what is required in the workplace for fire safety.
  3. Have students discuss both the fire safety practices and the standards they have seen in use in the school.
  4. As a writing assignment, have students check their trade/shop class areas for fire safety practices and standards that apply directly to their careers. They need to turn in a one page report. They may have one week to check and report back.
Theory basis Trait and Factor Theory
Evaluation/Assessment The completed writing assignments
Comments Review the standard essay form in advance to help students accomplish the writing assignment.
Enhancement Activities Have students complete a writing assignment at home. Go to the mall and see how many and where fire safety practices are used and what types of fire standards are followed. (Bonus: interview a manager or mall guard about fire safety in their work environment.)
Adaptation for at risk kids Assign one specific Fire Standard or Fire Safety practice for the student to evaluate in his/her trade shop.

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