• Save
Health and Safety
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Health and Safety

on

  • 929 views

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Statistics

Views

Total Views
929
Views on SlideShare
925
Embed Views
4

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

1 Embed 4

http://nstc.celnet.in 4

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Health and Safety Health and Safety Presentation Transcript

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Need for Health and Safety
    • Promote and maintain the highest degree of physical , social and mental well being of workers.
    • Improve productivity and quality of work.
    • Reduce accidents, injuries, absenteeism and labor turnover.
    • Protect workers against any health hazard arising out of work or conditions in which it is carried out.
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Background
    • Safety hazardscan cause immediate, violent harm or even death
    • Poorly maintained equipment
    • Unsafe machinery
    • Exposure to hazardous chemicals
    • Potential injuries:
    • Loss of hearing
    • Loss of eyesight or body parts
    • Cuts, sprains, burns, bruises, broken bones
    • Electric shock
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Background
    • Health hazards slowly and cumulatively lead to deterioration of health
    • Physical and biological hazards
    • Toxic and carcinogenic dusts and chemicals
    • Stressful working conditions
    • These can cause:
    • Cancer
    • Heavy-metal or other poisoning
    • Respiratory disease
    • Psychological disorders, such as depression
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Background
    • Safety and health hazards can harm non-employees
    • Poisonous gas leaked from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, killing 3,000 people and injuring 300,000
    • Thousands have contracted respiratory diseases after contact with asbestos
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Causes of Accidents and Illnesses
    • Major causes of occupational accidents:
    • Tasks
    • Working conditions
    • Nature of the employees
    • Causes related to the task and working conditions:
    • Poorly designed or repaired machines
    • Lack of protective equipment
    • Dangerous chemicals or gases
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Causes of Accidents and Illnesses
    • Employees who have more accidents than the average (accident repeaters)
    • Under 30 years of age
    • Poor psychomotor and perceptual skills
    • Impulsive
    • Easily bored
    • Few experts believe that attitudinal causes of accidents significantly influence accident rates
    • We must know more about accident-proneness before attempting to screen out accident-prone persons
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Causes of Accidents and Illnesses
    • Other conditions that contribute to accidents:
    • Fatigue
    • Noise
    • Lack of proper lighting
    • Boredom
    • Horseplay and fighting
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Safety Design/Preventative Approaches
    • Design more safety into the workplace though safety engineering
    • Make jobs more comfortable, less confusing, and less fatiguing
    • Slow down the speed of an assembly line
    • Add protective guards to machinery
    • Use color coding in dangerous areas
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Public Health
    • A population-based approach to healthy living
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Assessment of Health Needs
    • Assess community health needs
    • Investigate health hazards and effects
    • Analyze health factors
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium
  • Public Health is a wise investment
    It helps people:
    • Save money
    • Enjoy good health
    • Live longer
    Nano Science & Technology Consortium