Category Archives: Industrial Safety

Industrial Hygiene

Introduction: An Industrial Hygienist is a professional who identifies and prevents unhealthy exposures that may cause workplace injuries or illnesses. The Industrial Hygiene applies scientific knowledge to anticipate hazardous conditions that could cause an adverse health effect on a worker or the environment. The IH must also be able to recognize existing hazards and predict… Read More »

Types of Guards

Types of Guards: Total machine safety can explained as follows: Safety by Construction: It indicates parts’ so constructed as to cause no hazard, viz shaft, sliding- and link mechanism so located or with slew speed that their contact is net dangerous, Built-in-safety is he similar work for designing and constructing new machinery in such a… Read More »

Characteristics of Guards

Requisite Characteristics of Guards: The Twelve Characteristics of Guards, specifications or basic requirements of a guard are: With its primary purpose of protection, it should also facilitate the work i.e. Should be convenient, reliable and not hampering the work or production It should fully satisfy the legal provisions and IS prescribed i.e. Should a complete… Read More »

Importance of Machine Guarding

Need and Importance of Machine Guarding: Need and Importance of Machine Guarding: Basic need of machine guarding is to protect against contact with the dangerous and moving parts of a machine work in process and failure due to mechanical, electrical, chemical or human causes, the guards remove workers fear and thereby increase the production. They… Read More »

Principles and Need of Machine Guarding

Principles of Machine Guarding Principles of Machine Guarding: The basic steps to prevent accident are: Eliminate the hazard from the machine method, material, structure etc. Control the hazard by enclosing or guarding it at its source Train personnel to know that hazard and to follow the safe job method to avoid it and Use personal… Read More »

Man-Machine Chart

Man-Machine Chart: Machines being costly, it is desirable to run them efficiently and economically. The man-machine chart (Gantt Chart) is a useful device in this direction to identify and eliminate losses of capacity. Durations of elements of operation of man and machine recorded in their sequence, placed side by side and compared. The time of… Read More »

Human Factors in Design of Machine and Work

Human Factors in Design of Machine and Work:- Human Factors in Design of Machine and Work: Technology has changed the people’s ways of working but the people have not changed much Many times the people do net adapt physically and mentally, a tendency of modern methods This generates negative reactions which also indicate human factors… Read More »

Ergonomics of Machine Guarding

Ergonomics of machine guarding: As explained by W.T. Singleton in ILO Encyclopedia, literal meaning of ‘ergonomics‘ is the study – measurement- organization of work. Ergonomics of machine guarding is concerned with making purposeful human activities more effective. The focus of. study is the person interacting with the engineering environment. The designer should consider complexity arising… Read More »

Safety in Engineering Industries

Introduction Safety in Engineering Industries and reliability engineering have much in common, but safety is not reliability. If a medical device fails it should fail safely other alternatives will be available to the surgeon of the engine on a single-engine aircraft fails there is no backup. Electrical power grids are designed for both safety and… Read More »

Recycling, Reduce and Reuse

Recycling Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. Collecting used bottles, cans, and newspapers and taking them to the curb or to a collection facility is just the first in a series of steps that generates a host of financial, environmental, and social returns. Some of these benefits accrue locally as… Read More »