Industrial Safety Management: Hazard Identification and Risk Control

by: L. M. Deshmukh


Abstract: The book interprets and simplifies the current thinking of the world's leading safety management experts. Written by a safety professional, who has a rich background in industrial safety practices, training and consulting, the book draws on the valuable lessons learnt post major disasters such as the Flixborough, Basel, Mexico City, Three Mile Island, Seveso, Chernobyl, Aberfan, San Carlos, Oppau, Texas City and the worst of all the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Besides, it incorporates the most common, everyday routine injuries and accidents that could be avoided with a little attention and care for detail. The book is meant for safety professionals, line managers, trainers, HR professionals and heads of industrial establishments. From identification of common potential hazards, associated with entry into a confined space, falls and slips, electrocution, uncontrolled release of hazardous energies, material handling, disposal of waste materials, working with tractors, forklifts, gas cylinders and corrosive substances- the book is a repository of experiences, hazards and lapses. It includes materials that can be used for training and development of workers and professionals. Most exclusively, it contains in-depth case histories, often true, unfortunate incidents on thoroughly investigated and properly analysed Surveillance Findings and Investigative Case Reports.
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Title: Industrial Safety Management: Hazard Identification and Risk Control

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2005 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070617681

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L. M. Deshmukh is a 1951 Chemistry graduate from the University of Pune, India. Starting his career as a chemist with the National Rayon Corporation, a giant chemical complex, near Mumbai, employing close to 12,000 personnel, he studied Chemical Engineering through examinations conducted by the Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK. The management soon entrusted him with the responsibility of safety within the organisation. He was put in charge of the education, training and development programme in addition to his regular duties of heading safety management function as Manager; Industrial Safety and Hygiene. In his long association with safety management, he has published several booklets, addressed seminars and done considerable amount of promotional work to create awareness about industrial safety in the most difficult times. Since his retirement, he has been a consultant in Occupational Safety, Health & Environment and Education and Training in Safety to a number of leading Indian companies including Finolex, ABS Plastics, Borosil, Alpha Lavel, Ispat, Voltas and Thermax. At present Mr Deshmukh is a safety advisor with Force Motors at Pune and Pithampur and he also consults with Precision Automation & Robotics Industries (PARI), an international company, at Pune.

Description: The book interprets and simplifies the current thinking of the world's leading safety management experts. Written by a safety professional, who has a rich background in industrial safety practices, training and consulting, the book draws on the valuable lessons learnt post major disasters such as the Flixborough, Basel, Mexico City, Three Mile Island, Seveso, Chernobyl, Aberfan, San Carlos, Oppau, Texas City and the worst of all the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Besides, it incorporates the most common, everyday routine injuries and accidents that could be avoided with a little attention and care for detail. The book is meant for safety professionals, line managers, trainers, HR professionals and heads of industrial establishments. From identification of common potential hazards, associated with entry into a confined space, falls and slips, electrocution, uncontrolled release of hazardous energies, material handling, disposal of waste materials, working with tractors, forklifts, gas cylinders and corrosive substances- the book is a repository of experiences, hazards and lapses. It includes materials that can be used for training and development of workers and professionals. Most exclusively, it contains in-depth case histories, often true, unfortunate incidents on thoroughly investigated and properly analysed Surveillance Findings and Investigative Case Reports.