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APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan.

Abstract
The earlier age of safety management during the industrial revolutions reveal that most accidents were due to
failure of technology, not because the equipment were entirely faulty but to the lack of importance given to the
probable risks involved due to man-machine interface. The limitations of appropriate safety gears for the
carrying high risk jobs is one such example. Studies of accidents in manufacturing industries reveal that
majority of the accidents are caused by equipment failures and the other major frequent causes are human error,
work methods, training and poor maintenance. The overview of the safety environment in the last 100 years
reveal the various approaches adopted for safety management from traditional approach to today’s people based
approach. The probability of a worker being killed in an industrial accident is less than half of what it was 50
years ago. Improvements in safety until now have been the result of pressure of legislationspromoting safety and
health, the steadily increasing costs associated with accidents and injuries,and the professionalization of safety
as an occupation. Improvements in the futureare likely to come as a result of greater awareness of the costeffectiveness
and resultantcompetitiveness gained from a safe and healthy workforce.This paper examines the
historical approaches to and howit has developed over the years. Today not only the fatal accidents are more of
a concern for safety professionals but also the minor non-fatal accidents which if not managed effectively could
result in a major cause of concern in the future. Behaviour Based safety approach is still in the crux of various
dimensions of safety management process today. Behaviour based safety though started based on the crux that
managing human behaviour results higher safety performance, but today it has become more holistic in its
approach involving all the stake holders and systems along with human behaviour to manage safety at
workplace.

Key words: INDUSTRIAL SAFETY


 
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Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan. APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. JCR. 2020; 7(4): 3858-3864. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.427


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Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan. APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. JCR. 2020; 7(4): 3858-3864. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.427



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Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan. APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. JCR. (2020), [cited April 10, 2021]; 7(4): 3858-3864. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.427



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Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan (2020) APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. JCR, 7 (4), 3858-3864. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.427



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Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan. 2020. APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (4), 3858-3864. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.427



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Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan. "APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 3858-3864. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.427



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Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan. "APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.4 (2020), 3858-3864. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.427



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Purnachander. A, Dr. K. Karthikeyan (2020) APPROACHES TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (4), 3858-3864. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.427