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A case study on the efficacy of technical laboratory safety in polytechnic

Salleh, Z. and Mazlan, E. M. and Mazlan, Saiful Amri and Hassan, N. A. and Patakor, F. A. (2011) A case study on the efficacy of technical laboratory safety in polytechnic. Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (53). pp. 760-764. ISSN 2010-376X

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Technical laboratories are typically considered as highly hazardous places in the polytechnic institution when addressing the problems of high incidences and fatality rates. In conjunction with several topics covered in the technical curricular, safety and health precaution should be highlighted in order to connect to few key ideas of being safe. Therefore the assessment of safety awareness in terms of safety and health about hazardous and risks at laboratories is needed and has to be incorporated with technical education and other training programmes. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of technical laboratory safety in one of the polytechnics in northern region. The study examined three related issues that were; the availability of safety material and equipment, safety practice adopted by technical teachers and administrator’s safety attitudes in enforcing safety to the students. A model of efficacy technical laboratory was developed to test the linear relationship between existing safety material and equipment, teachers’ safety practice and administrators’ attitude in enforcing safety and to identify which of technical laboratory safety issues was the most pertinent factor to realize safety in technical laboratory. This was done by analyzing survey-based data sets particularly those obtained from samples of 210 students in the polytechnic. The Pearson Correlation was used to measure the association between the variables and to test the research hypotheses. The result of the study has found that there was a significant correlation between existing safety material and equipment, safety practice adopted by teacher and administrator’s attitude. There was also a significant relationship between technical laboratory safety and safety practice adopted by teacher and between technical laboratory safety and administrator attitude. Hence, safety practice adopted by teacher and administrator attitude is vital in realizing technical laboratory safety.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:polytechnic, safety attitudes, safety practices, technical laboratory
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:28579
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:22 Oct 2012 10:21
Last Modified:22 Oct 2012 10:21

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