Globally harmonized system: A study on understanding and attitude towards chemical labeling amongst students of secondary school

Sarifah Fauziah Syed Draman, Rusli Daik, Mohd Lazim Abdullah

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Abstract

Chemical substances can be handled safely if properties of the chemical substances are wholly understood and the chemicals are properly managed. Improper use of the chemicals can cause accidents. Limitation of knowledge and training seem to be the factors for the chemical accidents. In Malaysia students are exposed to handling of chemical substances as early as at primary level but they usually handle chemical substances themselves including hazardous substances at secondary level when they are involved in laboratory activities. Therefore, understanding on classification and labeling of chemicals amongst secondary level students is crucial. Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is chosen in this study because this system is expected to be adopted internationally, and will replace the relevant laws and regulations used in different countries worldwide. Methodology for this study is descriptive quantitative survey. Cluster probability sampling was used for secondary levels students in Terengganu. Results found show that the students of secondary levels cannot recognize chemical substance correctly by using GHS. Attitude towards the importance of chemical labeling is also being discussed. Positive attitude are needed for good behavior while handling chemical substances. Therefore, it is suggested that the hazard communication based on GHS should be incorporated into chemistry curriculum for secondary schools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research
Pages1305-1308
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research, CSSR 2010 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 5 Dec 20107 Dec 2010

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Other2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research, CSSR 2010
CityKuala Lumpur
Period5/12/107/12/10

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Keywords

  • Chemical classification
  • Chemical hazard
  • Chemical labeling
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
  • Secondary level

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Syed Draman, S. F., Daik, R., & Abdullah, M. L. (2010). Globally harmonized system: A study on understanding and attitude towards chemical labeling amongst students of secondary school. In CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research (pp. 1305-1308). [5773740] https://doi.org/10.1109/CSSR.2010.5773740

Globally harmonized system : A study on understanding and attitude towards chemical labeling amongst students of secondary school. / Syed Draman, Sarifah Fauziah; Daik, Rusli; Abdullah, Mohd Lazim.

CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research. 2010. p. 1305-1308 5773740.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Syed Draman, SF, Daik, R & Abdullah, ML 2010, Globally harmonized system: A study on understanding and attitude towards chemical labeling amongst students of secondary school. in CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research., 5773740, pp. 1305-1308, 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research, CSSR 2010, Kuala Lumpur, 5/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSSR.2010.5773740
Syed Draman SF, Daik R, Abdullah ML. Globally harmonized system: A study on understanding and attitude towards chemical labeling amongst students of secondary school. In CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research. 2010. p. 1305-1308. 5773740 https://doi.org/10.1109/CSSR.2010.5773740
Syed Draman, Sarifah Fauziah ; Daik, Rusli ; Abdullah, Mohd Lazim. / Globally harmonized system : A study on understanding and attitude towards chemical labeling amongst students of secondary school. CSSR 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research. 2010. pp. 1305-1308
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