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ERIC Number: EJ1159668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Undergraduates Need a Safety Education!
Hill, Robert H., Jr.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n9 p1495-1498 Sep 2016
Safety education is absent in the chemistry curriculum. This commentary discusses the consequences of the missing safety education for graduates and institutions that hire them. It suggests and discusses the application of the theory of Normalization of Deviance to explain why safety education is missing. It suggests ways to fix the shortcoming by involving not only chemistry but other departments and top administrators. It suggests ways to incorporate safety education, the "why" of safety, into the curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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