CORRELATION OF SAFETY PERCEPTIONS AND SAFETY BEHAVIOR IN UNIVERSITY TEACHING LABORATORY
Chemicals usage has been reported as the cause of accidents in a laboratory. Those accidents have caused many injuries, even fatality in many sectors, one of which happened in the University Teaching Laboratory. Accidents usually happen because of unsafe behavior, while unsafe behavior is caused by bad safety perceptions. This paper investigates the correlation of perceptions and behavior in University Teaching Laboratory. The result measured by regression analysis to find out the relationship between two variables showed that there is a strong relationship between perceptions and behavior. Therefore, safe behavior can be created through creating good perception.
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