The fundamental philosophy of broad-based technological education is that students learn best by doing. That is why the technological education curriculum is designed to be activity-based and project-driven. It is also why maintaining a safe learning environment is critical to the success of the curriculum. Technological education teachers play a key role in promoting safety and need to encourage and motivate students to assume responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. Teachers must also ensure that students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for safe participation in all technological activities. (The Ontario Curriculum, Technological Education – Grades 9-10-11-12, 2009). By doing so, students will develop an attitude of “safety mindedness”, allowing them to work responsibly with their peers in a technological education facility, recognize potential hazards and take appropriate precautions to mitigate the risk of these hazards.