Corina DUFOUR, Ana Maria PANĂ, Gabriela Alina DUMITREL, Nicoleta Paula NEAG


The present research develops the contributions of higher education and specifically laboratory courses to the generation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) knowledge for Chemical Engineering students and the potential contribution to OHS for industry. Practical work combines theoretical learning and skills development in an environment exempt of production constraints, giving solid professional knowledge. In this context, the conception of Protection and Prevention Plan for chemical laboratory courses shall be analyzed from the perspective of Nonaka’s knowledge creation spiral. Findings show that throughout the conception phase of the Protection and Prevention Plan, university teachers refer to all knowledge creation steps and therefore propose an efficient mechanism for knowledge generation. 

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