CHEMISTRY LABORATORY SAFETY BEHAVIOR OF STUDENT IN FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT SUAN SUNANDHA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY.
This research aims to study the safety behavior of students in the chemistry laboratory of Faculty of Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. The two hundred and fifty students were selected by random sampling and the data were collected with safety behavior questionnaires. After that, the data was analyzed by percentage mean and standard deviation. The result indicated that the data sample consisted of female and male students of 66 percent and 34 percent, respectively. The students never had laboratory hazards 63.2 percent while 36.8 percent of students had some laboratory hazards. The hazard from unsafe laboratory behavior of students were dizziness from chemicals, irritated nose, chemical spill and slip or fall 37 percent, 27.4 percent, 25.3 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively. The causes of hazard in chemistry laboratory were arisen form not wearing personal protective equipment 21.9 percent, uncomfortable and inappropriate dress 17.4 percent, improper working procedure 15.4 percent, unsafe or defective equipment 13.8 percent. The top three positive safety behaviors of students that reduced the risk of chemical hazardous were reporting the problem immediately to the laboratory advisor followed by wearing a personal protective equipment all the times and following the good laboratory practices. On the other hand, the top three negative behaviors that increased the risk of chemical hazards were using mobile phone followed by playing and eating or drinking while doing the experiments.