Evaluation of the Signal Word Cognition using Quantification Methods

수량화 분석을 이용한 신호단어의 인식도 평가

  • 고병인 (충북대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 김동하 (충북대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 임현교 (충북대학교 안전공학과)
  • Published : 2000.12.01


Signal words such as DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, etc. have been used in order to transmit a potential hazard easily and quickly. But they were applied to a number of the sites without consistency. Thus, this study took Quantification Method and Cluster Analysis in order to judge the signal words corresponding to the urgency of situations, and to analyze whether signal words are used properly or not. According to the result of Quantification Method II signal words were most affected by Understanding, Severity and Likelihood in both student group and industrial worker group. And in Quantification Method III CAUTION corresponded to Immediacy and Understanding whereas NOTICE did to Receptivity, WARNING, DEADLY and DANCER did to Likelihood, Dangerousness and Severity. Finally, Cluster Analysis showed that CAUTION and NOTICE were recognized as similar words.