Types of Risks: Cultural, Chemical, Physical, Biological
To make sure that the class is able to understand the different types of risks and what activities fall under these risks, tell each student to draw a four column chart with cultural risk, chemical risk, physical risk and biological risk written as the title of each column.
On an overhead or blackboard write: poor diet, drug use, poor driving, assault, harmful chemicals in air, harmful chemicals in water, harmful chemicals in soil, harmful chemicals in food, fire, weather, radiation, pathogens, allergens, possible diseases spread from animals. These are the different human risks that will need to be categorized by the students.
Ask students to write what category they feel is appropriate for each risk.
Cultural risks include poor diet, drug use, poor driving and assault. Chemical risks include harmful chemicals in the air, water, soil and consumed food. Physical risks are fire, weather and radiation. Biological risks include pathogens, allergens and possible diseases spread from animals.