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Investigation on Recognition of Radiation Safety Pictogram in the Life

Version 1 : Received: 31 December 2020 / Approved: 31 December 2020 / Online: 31 December 2020 (15:44:07 CET)

How to cite: Choi, J.; Choi, K. Investigation on Recognition of Radiation Safety Pictogram in the Life. Preprints 2020, 2020120824 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0824.v1). Choi, J.; Choi, K. Investigation on Recognition of Radiation Safety Pictogram in the Life. Preprints 2020, 2020120824 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0824.v1).

Abstract

Since the accident of Fukushima Nuclear Power plant in 2011, people have been more interested in radiation safety in life. This study investigated the level of exact recognition of 6 warning pictograms enacted and utilized as per Korea Industrial Regulation in relation to medical & natural radiation safety at this time. Unless people recognize pictogram prepared for radiation safety correctly in accordance with its purpose, safety would be severely intimidated. The result of corroboratively analyzing recognition of radiation safety pictogram is as follows. First, some 63.3% of respondents negatively responded on understanding 6 pictograms related to radiation in life, showing low level of understanding. Second, the average mark of correct response on the questions asking the meaning of 6 pictograms presented in relation to radiation safety in life was 2.79 point (standard deviation 1.447 point), which was relatively low. As seen above, the level of recognition & comprehension is low, because education related to life radiation safety in the school is insufficient and the present warning pictogram established by Korea Industrial Regulation needs to be revised & supplemented. This study is meaningful in that the method of using pictogram is presented as one of diverse efforts to improve life radiation safety.

Subject Areas

radiation; pictogram; safety; Korea

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