International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Students and lab workers at the technological educational institution in India, responded to a what if analysis questionnaire regarding the hazardous labelling of a number of chemicals present in various laboratories within the particular chemical laboratory. Only one in four students, on average, correctly matched all of the chemicals in the questionnaire with their corresponding hazard labels; the percentage of incorrect responses for chemicals that were part of the curriculum was comparable to the percentage of incorrect responses for chemicals that weren't taught. The analysis of the responses reveals that the conventional ways of teaching about danger labelling and safe handling are insufficient, and better teaching strategies are required to raise students' knowledge of these topics.





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