Title

Student Workplace Safety

Presenter Information

Ryan Lancaster

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Safety, Training, Work-Study

Abstract

Worker safety continues to be a enormous concern across the country. Student worker safety has gained little attention among the research community. The goal of this research project was to identifying the current student safety training trends at CWU. A qualitative survey research was performed. A questionnaire was used to explore the training practices conducted for student workers at CWU, and how they perceive the effectiveness of training in their jobs at CWU. The survey participants were narrowed down to students who are employed by CWU through the work study program. The participants were contacted via e-mail by the CWU financial aid department. They were given the opportunity to participate in the survey via a link included in the e-mail. The data that were collected include questions that ask how well the students were trained in safety, if they feel the safety training was sufficient, and if they feel safe doing their jobs. The data show that the majority of students perceive themselves to be well trained in safety protocols pertaining to their jobs. Due to the small sample size (n=43), future research with a larger sample size was recommended for a more representative result.

Poster Number

13

Faculty Mentor(s)

Rajendran, Sathyanarayanan

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

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Student Workplace Safety

SURC Ballroom C/D

Worker safety continues to be a enormous concern across the country. Student worker safety has gained little attention among the research community. The goal of this research project was to identifying the current student safety training trends at CWU. A qualitative survey research was performed. A questionnaire was used to explore the training practices conducted for student workers at CWU, and how they perceive the effectiveness of training in their jobs at CWU. The survey participants were narrowed down to students who are employed by CWU through the work study program. The participants were contacted via e-mail by the CWU financial aid department. They were given the opportunity to participate in the survey via a link included in the e-mail. The data that were collected include questions that ask how well the students were trained in safety, if they feel the safety training was sufficient, and if they feel safe doing their jobs. The data show that the majority of students perceive themselves to be well trained in safety protocols pertaining to their jobs. Due to the small sample size (n=43), future research with a larger sample size was recommended for a more representative result.