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Author(s): Carlos E. P. Bernardo
Anthony Danko
Miguel Tato Diogo
Title: Safety and security in a higher education establishment laboratories using a checklist from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: In laboratories, teaching and research can be performed. To avoid accidents in laboratoriesand to ensure safety, there is a need and responsibility for periodic inspection as well as an assessmentof users risk perception, which can be achieved by the use of checklists. In this work, the ChemicalHygiene Officer Laboratory Self-Audit Checklist from University of Illinois at Chicago was the electedtemplate to apply in higher education establishment laboratories. This checklist was distributed to a sampleof 128 users (59% women and 41% men). The objective of this work was to analyze the answers givenby these users to investigate to assess risk perception coupled with risk assessment. Based on these results,women seem to be more aware of the risks than men. The themes with more positive risk awarenessare Access and Personal Protective Equipment and the themes that require more attention are chemicalhygiene officer and chemical hygiene plan.
Source: Occupational Safety and Hygiene III
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Capítulo ou Parte de Livro

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