This eLearning module along with its two counterparts, have been designed to support principals, vice-principals and supervisory officers in the promotion and implementation of health and safety provisions and requirements in schools. Developed as a support to the Student Injury Prevention Initiative, they provide school leaders with greater understanding of, and engagement in, their responsibilities and duties regarding health and safety in science and technology classrooms, science labs and technological facilities, and in the creation and sustaining of a positive safety culture within schools (Ontario Ministry of Education, Memorandum, George Zegarac, Deputy Minister, January 30, 2013). The information contained in these modules was compiled through a series of consultations with school board health and safety representatives and with partner organizations that offer health and safety services to the education sector.
This eLearning module is intended to serve as an introduction to safety in secondary school science courses. It is designed to give administrators the ability to know, recognize and respond to their responsibilities and duties in science classrooms and preparation areas and is available in both English and French.