Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
There is a growing trend for colleges and universities to include service learning in their curriculums or as extracurricular activities. These service learning programs often include performing construction service projects both inside and outside the United States. At Auburn University, hundreds of students from all majors participate in these projects. While students in engineering and construction management often receive construction safety training, students from other curriculums do not. As a result, students performing service learning projects engage in unsafe practices and take unnecessary risks due to a lack of education and training. To address this training gap, honors students performing service learning were provided OSHA training from certified OSHA instructors. At the conclusion of the training, students that successfully completed all training requirements were issued an OSHA 10-hour card. Participating students completed a series of survey questions prior to the OSHA training to assess their knowledge of construction safety. After the completion of the training and after participation in their service-learning project, the students completed a second survey in order to assess the effectiveness of the program. This paper describes in detail the design and implementation of the safety training program for service learning students as well as an analysis of the program’s effectiveness.
Bugg, R. A., & Collins, W. (2018, June), Safety Training for Students Engaged in Service Learning Projects Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30947
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