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A Study on Awareness of Risks and Countermeasures for Chemical Accidents among Residents near Chemical Plants

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2017, 13(5), pp.123-134
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2017.13.5.123
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : April 18, 2017
  • Accepted : May 17, 2017
  • Published : May 31, 2017

Chang Hyo Bae 1 Sang-Tae Chung 1

1인제대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to understand risk perception and awareness of countermeasures for chemical accidents along with the needs of the citizens in Ulsan metropolitan city, home of the biggest petrochemical complex in Republic of Korea. It is found that the residents near chemical factories have anxiety on the accidents but have little experience in being educated or advertised on them, which results in the lack of information on the chemicals handled in the factories near them. According to the correlation analysis, the anxiety on accident occurrence was shown to have a statistically significant correlation with the possibility of accident occurrence and the seriousness of damages from accidents. Thus the results from this study will be provided as an evidence for the development of policies and programs for chemical safety on communication and cooperation with the citizens, and it is recommended to strive for coming up with a comprehensive safety management methods with private and public cooperations.

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