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Case Report - Journal of Agricultural Science and Botany (2018) Volume 2, Issue 2

Enhancing students laboratory safety rule awareness: The case study of biology students in Dilla College of Teachers Education, Dilla, Ethiopia

Laboratory safety involves the prevention of and response to laboratory emergencies. Good prevention is far better than someone getting hurt. Hazard codes, chemical labels, and material safety data sheets are the first sources of information that help us prepare to work safely in the laboratory. The laboratory can be but not necessarily a dangerous place. When intelligent precautions and a proper understanding of techniques are employed, the laboratory is no more dangerous than any other classroom. The chemistry laboratory can be a place of discovery and learning. However, by the very nature of laboratory work, it can be a place of danger if proper common-sense precautions aren't taken. Before the action plan, this study shows that some students have a misunderstanding about laboratory safety rules. After the action plan implementation and evaluation from the feedback of the students I can speak that the problem is almost resolved. The students’ laboratory safety rule awareness is better than the previous. That is they know about laboratory safety rule and its importance. The students also perform the laboratory safety rule what they know and learned in the laboratory properly. Therefore, the result of this research shows that the students’ laboratory safety rule awareness is improved and changed.

Author(s): Ashenafi Emiru Teka

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