Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(5), pp. 1189 - 1197
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070504
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Investigation of Work Accidents in Vocational and Technical High Schools

Ahmet Yurtçu *
Work Safety and Health Programme, İstanbul Gedik University, Turkey


As indicated in work accident reports in educational contexts, it can be noted that students in vocational and technical high schools involved in work accidents are often inexperienced individuals in the tasks or don't have enough occupational knowledge. In this regard, it wouldn't be wrong to say that a thorough occupational health and safety (OHS) awareness must be raised and students must be provided with proper work health and safety education. This study dwells on reported occupational accident cases taking place in Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools affiliated with Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in Amasya, Kırşehir and Aydın provinces in Turkey. A total of 147 teachers were solicited for the study in 20 schools. Purposeful and criteria sampling methods were employed while selecting the participants. A qualitative research method was adopted in this study. Data were obtained through semi-structured interview form and obtained data were analysed through content analysis technique. Because of the statistical analysis of the data obtained, the factors affecting the work accidents are presented and the suggestions are given for the precautions to be taken to prevent work accidents or to reduce them to minimum levels.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Vocational and Technical Education, Work Accidents

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[1] Ahmet Yurtçu , "Investigation of Work Accidents in Vocational and Technical High Schools," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 1189 - 1197, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070504.

(b). APA Format:
Ahmet Yurtçu (2019). Investigation of Work Accidents in Vocational and Technical High Schools. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 7(5), 1189 - 1197. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070504.