# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Applied Agricultural Concepts Task 1416392185

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate safe practices in the agricultural mechanics lab/workshop.

Definition

Demonstrating safe practices must include
  • passing written tests with 100% accuracy on
    • general lab/workshop safety
    • safety and operating procedures for all tools, equipment, and machinery
    • the major parts of all tools, equipment, and machinery
  • passing a proficiency/performance test with 100% accuracy for all tools, equipment, and machinery
  • following manufacturer’s instructions and reviewing safety manuals, when applicable
  • following all safety guidelines and procedures when using tools, equipment, and machinery in the agricultural mechanics lab/workshop
  • selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the operation of concern
  • following the safety standards and regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) Education Committee, and safety data sheets (SDS).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What information should be sent with emergency responders to the hospital with the student if a chemical was splashed in an eye or wound?
  • Are school labs/workshops required to follow state and national safety standards? Explain.
  • What agency requires labs/workshops and businesses to use the services of companies such as Safety-Kleen?
  • What are the dangers of running an engine in a confined space without proper ventilation?
  • Why is it important to achieve 100 percent accuracy on tests regarding safety and operating procedures before using tools, equipment, and machinery?