Students hear about safety first

Posted Oct. 07, 2011, at 10:05 p.m.

ROCKLAND — Safety is the first item of business for Mid-Coast School of Technology students and teachers. As the new school year starts students in all programs participate in safety training and must pass the safety standards at 100 percent. Posters proclaim the need for safety glasses and curriculum standards emphasize Material Data Safety awareness as well as specific safety required for each program area.

As part of safety education, Mike Drinkwater, an emergency medical technician and firefighting instructor at the school, invited Central Maine Power Public Affairs spokesman Chris Page to speak to the students. His remarks made students aware of the potential dangers of electricity at home and work. Page explained and demonstrated appropriate safety when in situations involving electricity. By sharing true stories of electrical accidents that have happened on the job and in the home, students were made aware of the invisible force of electricity. Page impressed on students that taking the power of electricity for granted could lead to disastrous results.