Safety management practices in industries are a very important subject of concern as in today’s world we frequently see disasters occurring in industries at various stages. It is observed that improvement in safety management in every organisation requires proper periodic monitoring and review to achieve desired results. Safety management practices as such may not be able to achieve zero or target hazard rates. It is only through a combination of various safety
management practices, strong operating and maintenance practices, thorough training and development of personnel and other aspects with requisite standards that it can be achieved.

The applications of safety management are found practically in every field such as aviation, automobile, construction, electrical, petroleum, oil and gas, etc., which have different levels of emphasis regarding safety management. The emphasis mainly differs depending upon the size of the industries i.e. small scale, medium scale, large scale industries

It is often observed that the financial situation of the industry overpowers appropriate safety requirements resulting in adopting short cuts during execution of the same at industry level jobs. Also in most of the cases the equipments are over stretched beyond the mentioned service life due to certain economic pressures. Therefore safety management requires a combination of utilisation of experience, manufacturing knowledge and skills, proper use of equipments, etc.
to work out safety systems which help to improve the operation time, capacity management, utilisation and avoid any unsafe incidence to manpower and assets.

The elements covered under safety management have been broadened over the years and presently includes areas such

• Organization Structure
• Management Personnel and Systems
• Training for operations and emergencies
• Safety Assessment
• Design Procedures
• Procedures for operations, maintenance, modifications and emergencies
• Contractor Safety Management
• Involvement o operators and contractors in safety
• Accident and Incident Reporting, Investigation and Follow up
• Monitoring and auditing of the operation of the system
• Systematic reappraisal of the system in light of experience.

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Sun, 10/04/2011 - 23:03