toolSAFE is a tech ed classroom resource that provides printable QR codes with links to safety and usage information for classroom tools, equipment, and processes.

Teachers print and attach the QR codes and use the included lesson plans. Students can scan the QR codes with their smartphones to view and download videos, mp3, and transcription files.

The resources below are made available thanks to the commitment and involvement of partners from across Ontario.


The initial set of toolSAFE resources was created to address safety training in all 10 tech subject areas, with 6 exemplars each, by OCTE members Erin Carey and Michael Scott working with a team of expert contributors. The project was funded in combination by the Ministry of Education and OCTE. Some videos are now being updated and lesson addendums being added.

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