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News Outlook Enhance effectiveness of labor hazard prevention education and training through hands-on experience and interaction

The Ministry of Labor promotes the teaching of labor education in schools at all grades, instilling correct concepts about labor and strengthening awareness of labor rights. According to the Institute of Labor, Ministry of Labor's, Occupational Safety and Health report (ILOSH104-S313), between 2009 and 2013, 80% of victims of major occupational incidents in the manufacturing industry had been working less than five years when the accident occurred. The lack of familiarity with a new workplace and with the concept of hazard prevention are both possible causes for occupational incidents. If hazard prevention concepts are taught in advance, the intention of preventing incidents can be multiplied. Hands-on experiences and interaction will deepen students' understanding and reinforce correct concepts.

The Labor Safety and Health Exhibition Hall set up by the Institute of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health (ILOSH, Taiwan) introduces safety and health knowledge through lively displays and digital audio and video content. Education is reinforced through interactions and hands-on experiences. For example, visitors see how the human body reacts to an electric shock with an electrostatic ball and understand the possible hazards involved in the use of electricity and how to take the safety measures. The 'noise room' is a simulated workplace where visitors learn about how noise can cause injuries and how to prevent such injuries.

The exhibition hall targets student audience who will enter the workplace in the future and invites vocational schools to visits. In the future, the hall plans to bring health and safety exhibits to schools with exhibition trucks so that the workers of the future can learn how to prevent occupational incidents through physical models as well as audio and video content.

Keywords: Labor Safety and Health Exhibition Hall, occupational incidents, hazard prevention

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