Prevention of accidents in industries is of prime concern for all the industries. Industrial Safety Officers have a very important job in ensuring the safety of personnel, equipment, machinery etc. Safeguarding the assets against various hazards is necessary.
The government has introduced various laws and acts, and it is necessary for every industry to follow these regulations. According to the Safety Act every industry has to recruit Safety Officers, whose job is to primarily ensure safety of workers and other personnel in the industry.
Safety engineers are on demand due to expansion of industries like automobile, home appliances, pharma, electro-mechanical, oils and gases etc. According to Safety Act, it is essential that every industrial establishment must have Safety Officer. This makes this course a leading career option both in India and abroad.
At present there is a large number of career opportunities available in the field of Industrial Safety in India and abroad.
After completing the Certificate Course in Industrial Safety the candidate can get suitable jobs as
• Safety Officer
• Safety Supervisor
• Safety Auditor
• Safety Incharge
This course will also prove useful to those who are already working in an industry and wish to enhance their career prospects or move into safety related areas. With experience, one may be able to provide consultancy to various small scale industries, as well as train the workers in good practices. The course will also help the candidates learn what measures should be taken in case of any accident, and the liability of the industry towards the personnel who meet with accident.
Name of the Module and Details
Introduction to Safety, Principles of accident prevention, Physical, Physiological and Psychological factors, Safety organization, Safety program & education and training, employee participation, Plant Safety rules and procedure.
REMOVING HAZARDS FROM THE JOB
Safeguarding of machines, Material Handling and Storage, Plant housekeeping, Lighting , Ventilation and heat control, Fire hazards and control, Personal protective equipment, Electrical hazards, Working at heights and prevention of fall of persons, Hand tools and portable power tools.
APPRAISAL, ANALYSIS INSPECTION AND CONTROL PROCEDURES
Plant safety inspection, safety sampling & surveys, job safety analysis, loss control and damage control, system safety, product safety, permit to work systems, safety tag systems, accident investigation, reporting and analysis etc., Methods of collecting and tabulating data and keeping record.
Occupational Hygiene, medicine, physiology, therapy, Health hazards and toxic effects due to chemical exposure, Health Monitoring-analysis-employee counseling, First Aid & Antidotes, Occupational Disease-anticipation, recognition, evaluation. Physical hazards –vibration, noise, thermal stress, radiation effects and ventilation.
SAFETY AND THE LAW
History and Safety movement, Rule of International Labour Organization, Factories Act, 1948 and, the Factories Rules, Employer’s Liability Act, Workmen’s Compensation Act and Rules and Employees State Insurance Act and Rules. Indian Boilers Act and Regulations, Indian Electricity Act and Rules, and similar Acts. Regulations framed there under – ISO-9000 and 14000, OHSAS-8000, Environmental protection act.
A recognized degree in any branch of engineering or technology.
A recognized diploma in any branch of engineering or technology and relevant practical experience in a supervisory capacity for a period of not less than two years or
A recognized degree in science with Physics or chemistry and relevant practical experience in a supervisory capacity for a period of not less than two years.
The experience should be in any one of the following:
Manufacturing, quality assurance, maintenance or safety in industry, or
Research, training or education in the field of industrial safety or environment or
Government department in administration of safety legislation