OPE353 Syllabus - Industrial Safety - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OPE353 Syllabus - Industrial Safety - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OPE353

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

 L T P C

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To educate about the health hazards and the safety measures to be followed in the industrial environment.
• Describe industrial legislations (Factories Acts, Workmen's Compensation and other laws) enacted for the protection of employees health at work settings
• Describe methods of prevention and control of Occupational Health diseases, accidents / emergencies and other hazards

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION

9

Need for developing Environment, Health and Safety systems in work places - Accident Case Studies - Status and relationship of Acts - Regulations and Codes of Practice - Role of trade union safety representatives. International initiatives - Ergonomics and work place.

UNIT II

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE

9

Definition of the term occupational health and hygiene - Categories of health hazards - Exposure pathways and human responses to hazardous and toxic substances - Advantages and limitations of environmental monitoring and occupational exposure limits - Hierarchy of control measures for occupational health risks - Role of personal protective equipment and the selection criteria - Effects on humans - control methods and reduction strategies for noise, radiation and excessive stress.


UNIT III

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND SAFETY SYSTEMS

9

Features of Satisfactory and Safe design of work premises – good housekeeping - lighting and colour, Ventilation and Heat Control – Electrical Safety – Fire Safety – Safe Systems of work for manual handling operations – Machine guarding – Working at different levels – Process and System Safety.

UNIT IV

HAZARDS AND RISK MANAGEMENT

9

Safety appraisal - analysis and control techniques – plant safety inspection – Accident investigation - Analysis and Reporting – Hazard and Risk Management Techniques – major accident hazard control – Onsite and Offsite emergency Plans.

UNIT V

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

9

Concept of Environmental Health and Safety Management – Elements of Environmental Health and Safety Management Policy and methods of its effective implementation and review – Elements of Management Principles – Education and Training – Employee Participation.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: After completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to:
• Describe, with example, the common work-related diseases and accidents in occupational setting
• Name essential members of the Occupational Health team
• What roles can a community health practitioners play in an Occupational setting to ensure the protection, promotion and maintenance of the health of the employee

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