Unformatted text preview: TEACHER ACTS OF NEGLIGENCE THAT LEAD TO LIABILITY Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonably prudent and careful person would under the
circumstances involved. The presence or absence of m demonstrated by a teacher is usually a
question for a jury. Following are acts of negligence that might involve a teacher in a liability
suit. /1. Leaving the shop or classroom during class period.
J2. Sending students on teacher errands.
-/5. Allowing students to leave the school ground without permission from administrative heads.
4. Permitting the use' of faulty machines, tools. equipment, and facilities.
J5. Permitting the use of machines and equipment without safety guards.
M6. Allowing other students and minors to pass through or take part in shop or classroom
7. Allowing students to wear unsafe clothing and accessories while using machines and
equ1pment. Allowing poor housekeeping practices which result in conditions hazardous to safety and
health. Requiring all students to use power equipment.
/10. Leaving the shop with unqualified teachers or students in charge. 11. Permitting students to operate machinery or equipment without proper instructions on
performance and safety. 12. Failing to show evidence of teaching safety (lesson plans, tests, rules, and student permits
should be on hand). / l3. Permitting students to do work outside of the shop without supervision of qualified people. 14. Allowing after-hour work sessions. especially unsupervised (Laws are the same as they are
for class sessions). /15. Failing to complete accident reports, regardless of how minor.
/ 16. Failing to get written statements from witnesses of accidents.
17. Failing to teach and exercise safety rules and practices at all times. 18. Failing to recognize and practice the additional safety and precautions demanded by law for
minors. 19. Allowing mentally or physically unfit students to operate power equipment and work in
hazardous areas. 13.10 ...
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- Spring '11