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Education responses to COVID-19: an implementation strategy toolkit
This toolkit provides education system leaders with an implementation framework and questions to consider in the development of their education responses to the COVID-19 crisis. It builds on an analysis of education policy actions taken during the initial stages of the COVID-19 crisis.
A project to empower young people throughout Ireland with information, tools, resources and opportunities to enable informed decision-making and facilitate positive change in our own lives and in our communities.
SELFIE (Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational technologies) is a free tool designed to help schools embed digital technologies into teaching, learning and assessment. SELFIE has a strong basis in research and was developed based on the European Commission framework on promoting digital-age learning in educational organisations.
SELFIE anonymously gathers the views of students, teachers and school leaders on how technology is used in their school. This is done using short statements and questions and a simple 1-5 answer scale. The questions and statements take around 20 minutes to complete.
Based on this input, the tool generates a report – a snapshot (‘SELFIE’ :-)) of a school‘s strengths and weaknesses in their use of technology.
SELFIE is available for any primary, secondary and vocational schools in Europe and beyond, and in over 30 languages. It can be used by any school – not just those with advanced levels of infrastructure, equipment and technology use.
Covid-19 and School Ergonomics
A fact sheet by INAIL, offering information for pupils and students on COVID-19 and ergonomics.
Corona Virus and schools
A short video to help pupils and student coping with hygiene to prevent COVID-19 infections after the end of Corona lockdown. Available in German, Spanish and French
Knowledge Map: WASH in Schools and Coronavirus
The WASH in Schools Network (UNICEF, GIZ, Save the Children, WATERAID; Emory, LSHTM, among others) has compiled this knowledge map with links to relevant materials about COVID-19 for learners, their families and the education system. The map is intended for the time when schools are closed and in preparation for re-opening of schools. We want to help you navigate through the jungle of information about COVID-19,specifically its relevance for the school community. Therefore, we selected relevant information from high-quality, reliable sources for the education system, families and for pre-primary, primary and secondary school children.
Socially Distant TPR Action Flashcards
TPR stands for Total Physical Response. It's a way of helping students learn a language through physical actions.
These actions can be done in small environments, either at home or in class. That makes them useful for teachers teaching online or in socially distant classrooms.
The spaces we teach and learn in are evolving and many of us are now doing the profession from home or wanting to find out how to teach for the very first time. We have put together our How to Teach English Online for those who are looking for guidance when it comes to teaching English online.
OIRA online Tool for COVID-19
Latvia, Czech Republic, France, Cyprus, Spain, Malta, Europe
OiRA – Online interactive Risk Assessment – is a web platform that enables the creation of sectoral risk assessment tools in any language in an easy and standardised way.
Health and Physical Education
In Health and Physical Education, students develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying, respectful relationships. They learn to build on personal and community strengths and assets to enhance safety and wellbeing. They critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes. Students learn to navigate a range of health-related sources, services and organisations.
COVID-19 and school safety website
The national education union (NEU) is working to help ensure the health and safety of their members, their families and schools to continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This website offers al lot of information, such as information on the virus, Advice on workload and working in school or at home during the coronavirus crisis, a guide for National Education Union workplace representatives and how to support your members during coronavirus outbreak, as well as a Coronavirus blended learning guidance that will to find out what is realistic and manageable given the context of the school-setting.
Napo in – stop the Pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic has serious implications for the workplace, for workers and for businesses. Napo wants to help. However, it is difficult to present all the prevention measures in a short film, so Napo focuses on a common risk - contamination by the hands - and shows in typical ‘Napo-style’ how the contamination can spread and how the impact can be reduced.
Operational Pandemic Planning
The coordination group for biological agents (KOBAS) of the DGUV has updated and continued the 10 tips for operational pandemic planning. This leaflet provides information on what needs to be determined and initiated in companies if a pathogen spreads worldwide. The leaflet is published jointly by the German Social Accident Insurance, the Association of German Company and Company Doctors (VDBW) and the Association for Safety, Health and Environmental Protection at Work (VDSI).
Guide for personal hygiene in schools
A guide for hygiene in schools.
Trends shaping education spotlights: Coronavirus special edition
The COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted education around the world. As the first shock passes, planning is taking place on two timescales: the short-term challenges in the return to school, and the challenges over the next 18-24 months as systems work to build resilience and adaptability for the future.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Schools
An ILO webpage with questions and answers on schools and COVID-19.
Elementary Education School Programme
The school is pupil-oriented and motivates the pupil to further education. The educational objective of the school is to teach children to get to know, understand, comprehend, make themselves understood, decide and act. The school adopted the School Education Programme for Elementary Education. The school develops the following competencies with the pupils: Social and personal competencies: the student contribute to the creation of the rules of behaviour at school. Civil competencies: to decide in a responsible manner and to be responsible for the decision, to know important telephone numbers (emergencies) to respect one’s own health and protect it (inter alia a healthy lifestyle, healthy nutrition) Work competencies: a pupil learns: to keep his desk tidy and his belongings in order. to use tools and equipment suited for a given job safely, to dress adequately to a given activity, to observe safety rules at all activities, to understand risk and hazards that are hazardous to health and life to observe the rules of behaviour (acting and behaviour in the school, observing classroom rules) to analyse instructions for use, manuals, materials enabling verification of the correctness of a solution to observe the principles of work hygiene. While assessing a pupil in The World of Work observing safety, thoughtfulness towards others (working activities – workshops), keeping to the principles, cleanness at work, cleaning the workplace (working activities – cooking). In Health Education a pupil is assessed in the scope of the problems and its relation to practice.
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health (IJOSH) is an international peer reviewed journal covering occupational health, safety and health. It provides occupational health physicians, ergonomist, nurses, occupational hygiene, health and safety professionals with a dependable single source of proficiently written legal, practical and management occupational health information. IJOSH welcomes original research submissions which relate to the full range of chemical, physical, ergonomic, biological and psychosocial hazards in the workplace and to environmental contaminants and their health effects and the safety standards and interventions. Research aimed at improving the evidence-based practice of occupational medicine and research on the development and application of novel methods, including biological and statistical techniques are also of interest. In addition, we publish systematic reviews, editorials, commentaries and letters to the editor, which provide a forum for debate. IJOSH is adopted as the official journal of the Occupational Health and Safety Society of Nepal (OHSSN).
Prevention and safety in secondary and primary schools
The Offices for Health Education in Primary and Secondary Education belong to the Ministry of Education and are concerned primarily with hygiene and safety in the school environment. Since 1993, when Health Education was introduced in the curriculum of the schools, the Offices’ main concern has been to support health education programmes. The Ministry of Education in its yearly circular always contains the topic as its first priority. A number of teachers, who wished to actively participate on matters of hygiene and safety in schools, achieved an increased awareness due to the training. These same teachers were informed about the services, bodies and organisations with which they could work further, for the support of their role in the classes. They were also trained in contemporary teaching methods using new training material, which could be used in their day-to-day lessons. This knowledge, capabilities and positive attitudes were conveyed by the teachers to the pupils through novel programmes and through a permanent school network that was set up. These initiatives can act as a momentum to further promote cooperation between pupils, teachers, parents and the local community to undertake responsibility.
Children explore Safety & Health
Children are sensitised hands-on to health and safety topics. Simple experiments based on everyday experience help to create an awareness of hazards and how to deal with them. Children’s own investigations are accompanied by teaching staff in pre- and primary schools. Practical modules are available on: Visibility in the street (warning jackets, high-contrast clothing) Trips, slips and falls (slip resistance of different combinations of surface and footwear) Hygiene and skin protection (the right way to wash hands, power of the sun) Household toxins (hazard symbols, effects of acids and cleaning agents) Noise (avoidance and effects).
A disinfectants database — substituting hazardous products in hospitals, schools and other public facilities
The Vienna Ombuds Office for Environmental Protection — in collaboration with international and national experts from the Austrian Worker‘s Compensation Board (AUVA — Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt), the Austrian Society for Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, the Vienna Hospital Association, the Bureau for Chemical Engineering TB-Klade and other institutions — developed the Viennese Database of Disinfectants, WIDES. This database is freely available online, in both English and German, and has two functions. First, it provides structured information on disinfectants and their ingredients, including information on efficacy, hazard classification, properties, uses, activity, material compatibility and toxicity/eco-toxicity. Second, it provides an assessment of hazardous properties, ranking ingredients from low to high risk. The hazard categories are as follows: ‘Acute toxicity (respiratory tract)’, ‘Irritation and corrosivity’, ‘Allergenic potential’, ‘Mutagenic, carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction, chronically toxic’, ‘Behaviour in surface water — acute’ and ‘Behaviour in surface water — chronic’. Thus, the hazardous properties of more than 200 disinfectant ingredients are compiled in an overview table and are easily accessible and comparable using WIDES.
Healthy and cheerful with a fresh pinch of exercise per day - despite Corona!
A program for physical exercises for school children to keep them active and healthy.
When Zoom Is The Workplace: Facts About Remote Work & Mental Health
A helpful article about remote work and mental health, with information for remote workers in time of pandemic and usefuö tips for mental health and healthy behavior.
Work Science – Safety, Hygiene, Ergonomics
This package is supposed to make it easier for lecturers to teach interdisciplinary knowledge about safety, ergonomics and hygiene. The package contains eight modules with lessons, guidebooks and excercises.
Health and safety promotion at Zaragoza University
The University of Zaragoza has campuses in the three provinces of the Autonomous Community of Aragon: Zaragoza, Huesca and Teruel. With 32,000 students, 3,600 professors and 1711 administrative employees, the University is one of the largest public Universities in Spain. The Unidad de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales (UPRL) (Prevention Unit of Occupational Risks) of the University is located in Zaragoza. The objective of the UPRL is to provide the following services to the University of Zaragoza: programming and annual report of UPRL activities responding to workers’ requests related to specific risks assessment at the workplace investigation of all serious accidents at work investigation of all accidents suffered by workers in the University of Zaragoza management of 100% of toxic waste generated by the laboratories and university workshops to carry out 100% of medical evaluations through a medical appointment programme to accept special requests for medical examinations throughout the year conduct annual fire drills with complete evacuation of all buildings where one has been performed previously and with an annual increase of two buildings according to the schedule adopted by the Health and Safety Committee to manage the allocation and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to perform 100% of the industrial hygiene measurements scheduled to record and report incidents related to the work environment.
Safety and Health for school children – university course in the Pedagogical Faculty “Goce Delcev” – Stip
The title of the course is "School safety and hygiene" and is taught in the first and second years of study with 2+2 hours per week or total of 30 credits per semestar. The course has general overview and detail analysys of the helath and safety risks in the school and for the school age children and also a special sector for safety in the school building.
“Steps to safety” and “Safe and well”
Series of learning resources for participants on ‘Skills for Work’ courses. ‘Steps to Safety’ caters for participants with English language needs and those with very low literacy skills. It could be used as a pre-intervention resource for the main workbook ‘Safe and Well’. ‘Steps to Safety‘ and ‘Safe and Well’ are covering the following basic content: Safety signs and symbols Managing Information at Work Health and Hygiene Working Safely Accident Report forms ‘Clocking in to Clocking Out’ will be third publication in the series and. This learning resource will contain five mini-workbooks to develop students’ communications, analytical and problem solving skills. The five workbooks will be entitled Ensuring you’re safe Technology in your workplace Calculations in your workplace Managing your time at work Diversity in your workplace
EDFORSA - Risk Prevention and Health Protection in Adult Education - Education FOR Safety
A modular training programme available in many different languages containing occupational safety and health management in an enterprise, safety of technical equipment, health protection and work hygiene, system of safety management and emergency planning and emergency preparedness.
Distance Extension Course – Occupational Safety
Course divided into three modules dealt in depth in respective segments:OSH management and organisation in an enterprise, safety of technical equipment and health protection and work hygiene.
Free web-based tool for selecting the best measures to protect workers from hazardous welding fumes
A panel of experts — from industry, consultancies, academia and the Health and Safety Executive — with vast experience in preventing ill health in manufacturing developed the web-based Welding Fume Control Selector Tool and supplementary guidance.