What is Safety:  Safety is simple terms, means freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. Industrial safety refers to the protection of workers from the danger of industrial accidents. An accident, then is an unplanned and uncontrolled event in which an action or reaction of an object, a substance a person, or a radiation results in per...

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Safety Program deals with the prevention of accidents and with minimising the resulting loss and damage to persons and property. Five basic principles must govern the safety programme of an organisation. The five principles are: Industrial accidents result from a multiplicity of factors. But these have to be traced to their root causes, which are u...

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Accidents are described in terms of frequency, severity and incidence. Organisations generally maintain frequency, severity and incidence records. Mathematical formulae are used to calculate accident rates. Thus for calculating the incidence rate the formula is: Incidence rate = Number of recordable injuries x 1 million/ Number of Employee exposu...

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Systematic training of industrial employees is necessary if they are to do their jobs efficiency and safety. This is an inescapable requirement, regardless of how carefully employees are selected or how much aptitude and experience they may have for the jobs to which they are assigned. Training practices in the industry will be found to vary widely...

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Several methods exits and have been proposed for gauging the effectiveness of safety programs. Broadly, they can be classified as systematic or organic. Organic Measures: Organic methods attempt to evaluate how well the safety programs is designed and fulfilled. On interest, in this case is the merit of program’s elements and their level of impleme...

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The well-being of the employee in an industrial establishment is affected by accidents and by ill health physical as well as mental. In this section, we shall discuss the need for health workers and health services to be provided by the management to ensure the continuing good health to their employees. We propose to examine employee health from th...

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Stress is an essential part of work life. Certain businesses are more exposed to stress than others. A recent study by ASSOCHAM revealed that construction, shipping, banks, trading houses, electronic and print media, courier companies, small units, retail outlets, card franchise, companies and government hospitals carry higher stress potential. Of ...

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A Model of Burnout: Burnout is troublesome outcome of stress. It is desirable to examine burnout in detail. Burnout is a state of mind resulting from prolonged exposure to intense emotional stress. It manifest through emotional exhaustion and a combination of negative attitudes. Burnout occurs due to prolonged exposure to stress and that too in pha...

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Alcoholism is a serious and widespread disease. It does not strike any particular group- alcoholism can strike employees from the Janitor to the General Manager. The effects of alcoholism on the worker and in the work are serious. Both the quality and quantity of work decline sharply. A form of “on-the-job Absenteeism” occurs as efficiency declines...

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