National Science Safety Campaign 2018 for grade 9 to 12

National Science Safety Campaign 2018 for grade 9 to 12

Dear Students,

We take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the UL National Safety Science Campaign 2018 which is being conducted for the fifth year in succession. This is a complete student awareness program to increase knowledge and sensitivity amongst students with respect to safety in all aspects. The National Safety Science Campaign (NSSC) is the new and bigger version of the highly popular National Safety Science Quiz (NSSQ). Xpress Minds Edutainment is the country’s leading quiz and knowledge events company, and is the quizzing partner for this prestigious programme.

 

UL for 124 years strives to advance standards research and development, safety education and outreach by partnering with a diverse set of stakeholders ranging from the government, manufacturers, regulatory authorities, academia, corporations and nonprofit institutions.

 

UL has charted upon an ambitious plan to groom the next generation of Indians to become more safety conscious than their predecessors and permeate their awareness of safety science in every sphere of life.

Details are as under:

Round 1: Practice Quizzes

All registered students will be eligible to take 6 practice quizzes of 5 questions each on different safety topics.

These will be in MCQ format. The scores obtained in these tests will be shared with the school, but will not be taken into account for the Qualifying Test.

Students can take this test at home or in school, on a desktop or handheld device.

Round 2: Online Qualifier Quiz Students who have taken at least ONE Practice Test will be eligible for the Qualifier Round of the ONLINE QUIZ.

2.This comprises a 25-question quiz in MCQ format. This will be a timed test, where each student will get 15 minutes to attempt all 25 questions.

Each student is allowed a maximum of two attempts. The better of two scores will be taken as the final score.

Students can take this Quiz from home or in school, on a desktop or handheld device.

The Online Round tests will be open to students as soon as they are registered. Students can use the username & unique IDs to take the tests at home or in school, on a desktop or handheld device.

Results of Stage 1 will be uploaded on the website. These will also be mailed to schools separately.

Stage 2: Zonal Round

The Second Stage comprises 10 Zonal Rounds — one each at New Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Bangalore.

Here the 2 best students from the online round from each school will represent their school as a single team.

A written qualifying test will be held from which the top 6 will move to the Zonal Final.

The team that wins the zonal final will be eligible to take part in the National Round.

These Quizzes will be held from 22nd October — 26th October 2018* across 9 cities. The Bangalore Zonal Round will be held in November*, to be followed by the National Round (Finale).

Stage 3: National Round —TV

In the Third Stage, the 10 Zonal Winners (20 students in 10 teams of 2 students each)

will move to the 2 National Semifinals Round.

The 10 Zonal Champion Teams will participate in 2 Semifinals of 5 teams per Round to be held at Bangalore.

This will be followed by a National Finale, where the 4 winning teams from the Semifinals will take part in the final Round of UL NSSQ 2018.

The 2 Semi Finals and Grand Finale will be telecast on national television.

3.scope of NSSQ

This is a broad scope which aims at helping teachers and students understand in general terms what all is covered by safety science:

Personal Safety: at home, on the road, in school, at the playground, at public facilities,while travelling, at leisure, on holiday, etc.

Safety pertaining to Things: electricity, machines, appliances, equipment, vehicles-cycles, cars, motorcycles, buses and the like, and their use, repair, etc.

Cyber Safety: privacy safety, cyber harassment or bullying issues, mobile phone and social media issues, Identity theft, phishing, spamming, etc.

Environmental issues: quality testing, standards, manufacturing hazards, disposal of e-waste, etc.

Food Hygiene: knowledge of allergens, storage practices of food, cooking standards,Carcinogens- in food, items of daily life.

Preventing accidents in the home: in the bathroom, kitchen, on roofs, water tanks,etc.

Safety at the workplace: workstation, IT/ computer room, lab, cafeteria, etc.

Basic toxicology in nature: plants you should not touch, insects, snakes; in daily life.

Accidents in public places: stations, airports, markets and malls, while using elevators and escalators, crowd safety, etc.

History of safety regulations: Laws and legislation governing safety Disabled people: safety science for them. This is a means to a more sensitive society as well.

Questions based on analytics: of statistics collated on accidents.

  • Safety while practicing extreme/ adventure sports

We would like to state again that safety science includes each and every way and means of reducing accidents/danger — everywhere and at all times.

Link to register online: https://www.ulnssc.org/

Last date to register online:31st August,2018

Regards,

Manish Tiwari

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