Risky stuff


Mastering the numeracy and maths associated with Occupational Health and Safety contributes greatly to a true understanding of important OHS issues.

The two activities in this unit are about numeracy and OHS:

Activity 1 – Hot stuff

Learners become aware of temperature related injuries and OHS issues through a brainstorm and research/investigation activity. Students share their knowledge of temperatures undertake a practical exercise to gain familiarity in using thermometers and reading temperature scales. This is then related to the workplace.

Activity 2 – Don’t cry over spilt stuff

Learners conduct a practical outdoor experiment to establish safe speeds for carrying liquids in open containers without spillage. This is followed by class discussion of precautionary measures when carrying hot liquids in the workplace.

This is one of three units dealing with OHS and numeracy. They are suitable for use by both maths teachers and teachers who do not have a strong mathematical background or who are not experienced in teaching numeracy. The other units are:

  • Monsters beware!
  • What value my body?

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