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Safety Practices Required to be Adopted in Clothing Construction Laboratory in Nigerian Colleges Education

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Clothing Construction, an integral part of Home Economics is concerned with imparting in students skills in drafting, adaption and sewing of different garments and accessories. These skills which are taught in a laboratory equipped with equipment and tools which do pose sources of danger to those involved in the laboratory activities when not properly handled. This study was therefore designed to identify safety practices that should be adopted by users of this laboratory. Specifically, the study sought to identify the ideal safety practices important for adoption and also, the safety practices presently adopted in this laboratory by its users. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The data collected was analyzed using mean. Twenty-one safety practices ideal for adoption, 18 safety practices were presently adopted and 17 safety practices required for adoption were identified. Based on the findings, the authors recommended that those 17 safety practices should be enforced and the users encouraged to adhere to the safety practices for their good. The adoption of these safety practices will enable the users work in a safe and conducive environment which will enhance learning of clothing construction skills.
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  • Department of Home Economics/Hospitality Management and Turism, Micheal Okpara University, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
  • Department of Home Economics, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
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