STAO’s safety training resources provide practical safety training while promoting a culture of safety mindedness in schools. These resources are available in both online and ‘face to face’ formats to accommodate your teacher training needs.

  • 8 modules, responsively designed to work on all devices
  • Engaging content (e.g., video, interactions, reflective questions, assessments)

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User Guides

Face to Face Safety Workshop Materials:

  • 6 workshops – 3 elementary, 3 secondary
  • PowerPoint slides and detailed facilitator’s notes for each workshop
  • Designed for groups of up to 25 participants, lead by an expert school safety facilitator (STAO experts are available for a fee)

Elementary Workshop Materials

Elementary Safety Planning Workshop Materials

Elementary Hazard and Risk Workshop Materials

Classroom Management Workshop Materials

Secondary Workshop Materials

Hazard and Risk Workshop Materials

Product Cycle Analysis

Safer Alternatives Workshop Materials

Science Facility Safety

Science Facility Safety was written to provide school board health and safety staff and educators with leadership responsibilities in science with practical background information on the safe use and management of science facilities. This resource is the companion document to STAO’s other safety publications, Safe on Science and Safer Use of Chemicals in School Science Laboratories.

STAO Science Facility Safety (.pdf)

Additional STAO Safety resources referenced in the Safety Mindedness program and available through the STAO Store

Safety in Elementary Science and Technology

This 109 page resource is the result of a partnership with TDSB. It was written by teachers for teachers and administrators, to provide guidance for the safe delivery of hands-on science and technology programs to students. The planning framework used throughout the resource helps teachers to identify hazards, assess risks and make safety plans. If you want a single reference source for dealing with safety in the elementary classroom, this is the one for you.

Safety in Elementary Science and Technology

Safe ON Science

Safe ON Science is STAO/APSO’s newest safety resource for high school teachers. It is written by STAO/APSO’s Safety Committee, a panel of experienced teachers with a strong background in science safety. Topics include legislation, general safety considerations, emergency procedures, classroom considerations and specific considerations for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Find out why several school boards in Ontario rely on Safe ON Science as a core safety resource for their teachers.

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