An Investigation of Safety Management Elements in Small and Non-Small-Scale Engineering Industries
Palanisamy Sivaprakash1, Sebastian Joseph2
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1Department of Mechanical Engineering,
A.S.L.Pauls College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore-641032, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore-641021, India
Publish date: 2015-11-27
Submission date: 2014-12-20
Final revision date: 2015-08-28
Acceptance date: 2015-08-28
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2015;24(6):2619–2625
Identification and analysis of human suffering and economic loss due to accidents plays an imperative role in preventing accidents by removing or controlling the hazards in industries. Despite improving accident prevention and providing safe and healthy work environments, workplace safety still needs improvement. Workplace safety means freedom from incidents that result in injury, damage, or loss of life. Accident prevention not only relies on formulating safe mechanisms, but also on skill and attitude development, knowledge enhancement, and morale of industrial workers. Many industries in the public sector, private sector, and even small-scale industries take steps to ensure worker safety. To make safety management elements more effective in engineering industries, an exhaustive and complete safety program is to be designed to better prevent industrial accidents. This paper attempts to design safety management systems for randomly selected industries in order to understand the level of prevalence of safety management elements in industries so as to ensure workplace safety.