International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research
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An Integrative Review of Laboratory Accidents among Metallurgical Technicians: Types, Causes, Effects and Prevention Strategies

Chika Oliver Ujah1
1Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
*Correspondence: Chika Oliver Ujah, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa (Email:


Abstract: Prevention, they say, is cheaper, easier and better than curing. It is from this maxim that this study was conceptualized. Metallurgical laboratory accidents are an issue of great concern because it not only affect the productivity and economic growth of an organization but also the physical, mental, and entire wellbeing of the victim. This study was aimed at reviewing the types and causes of metallurgical laboratory accidents, their effects, and their preventive measures. It was concluded that if the identified preventive measures are strictly adhered to, the prevalence of such accidents would be curtailed tremendously.
Keywords: Accident, Alloys, Characterization, Metals, Metallurgical laboratory, Testing

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Ujah, C.O. (2023). An Integrative Review of Laboratory Accidents among Metallurgical Technicians: Types, Causes, Effects and Prevention Strategies. International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research, 2(2), 129-139.