However, 45% said they did not think health and safety regulations were too restrictive.
And just over 10% of teachers surveyed thought accidents in schools had increased during the last five years.
The teachers were also asked about general safety - their own and that of their pupils.
More than half of those who responded - 56% - said they had had to deal with a situation where they suspected a child was being abused.
More than two in five said they were afraid to be alone in a room with a pupil in case they were falsely accused of inappropriate behaviour.
Just under a third of respondents said they were under-prepared in this area.
Questions regarding weapons checks in schools appeared to divide teachers.
Exactly half said they favoured weapons checks in schools and half opposed it.
Chief executive of Teachers TV Andrew Bethell said: "The more extreme examples [of health and safety] are thankfully not the norm but schools still need to take into consideration the workforce's concerns when trying to protect pupils.
"It is worrying that almost a third of the education workforce feel under-prepared to deal with the very complicated issues surrounding abuse and potential abuse."
The Health and Safety Executive has called some of the examples of health and safety precautions cited in the survey "frankly ridiculous".
HSE chair Judith Hackitt said children needed to learn how to manage risk.
She said: "Stop worrying about the 'conkers stories' and help children learn how to handle risk by doing things and going on visits.
"Concentrate on the real risks - not the trivia - by putting measures in place to manage them as far as is reasonable, but don't try to eliminate all risk and don't stop the activity."
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