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The Effects of Safety Training Involving Non-Destructive Testing Among Students at Specialized Vocational High Schools

  • Lim, YoungKhi (Department of Radiological Science, Gachon University) ;
  • Han, Eun Ok (Department of Education & Research, Korea Academy of Nuclear Safety) ;
  • Choi, YoonSeok (Department of Education & Research, Korea Academy of Nuclear Safety)
  • Received : 2016.12.21
  • Accepted : 2017.05.11
  • Published : 2017.06.30

Abstract

Background: By examining the safety issues involved in on-site training sessions conducted at specialized vocational high schools, and by analyzing the effects of non-destructive testing (NDT) safety training, this study aims to contribute to ensuring the general safety of high school students. Materials and Methods: Students who expressed an interest in participation were surveyed regarding current NDT training practices, as well as NDT safety training. A total of 361 students from 4 schools participated in this study; 37.7% (136 students) were from the Seoul metropolitan area and 62.3% (225 students) were from other areas. Results and Discussion: Of the respondents, 2.2% (8 students) reported having engaged in NDT. As a result of safety training, statistically significant improvements were observed in most areas, except for individuals with previous NDT experience. The areas of improvement included safety awareness, acquisition of knowledge, subjective knowledge levels, objective knowledge levels, and adjustments to existing personal attitudes. Conclusion: Even at absolutely necessary observation-only training sessions, it is crucial that sufficient safety training and additional safety measures be adequately provided.

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