Environmental, Health And Safety
Occupational Safety & Health
Corporate Hse Manager
Assistant Manager, Human Resources
Appreciate your initiative in seeking solution from this forum....
Can you please let me know what kind of machineries are there in your organization... Because Safety Precautions are different according to situation and according to machines...
You need to have a detailed Risk Assessment of each machineries and then only we can decide what all precautions required for particular job...
10th August 2011 From India
our esteemed organization is many kinds of machines as Hydraulic power press, shearing press, lathe machines, hammers, cnc/vmc 40 machines, laser cutting m/c, Plasma cutting m/c, Surface grinder etc. Pls reply your valuable.
11th August 2011 From India, Delhi
First; your statement “unskilled operators operate the machine” is not acceptable. Every machine operator must be trained to operate his machine. He should have required skill developed to operate it without which he is not supposed to be handed over with a machine to operate. Most metal working machines are classified as hazardous.
How ever modern machines are built to operate safely. Guarding is a statutory requirement.
Manufacturers supply you with operating instructions and safety precautions are listed with it. In addition to it
make a check list and check whether :-
The machine lay out is safe.
Foundation is proper.
Guards are in place.
Proper lighting is provided,
Easy access around the machine is available.
Main switch is in easy reach of operators,
Emergency stop button available
Perfect grounding is provided,
Premise maintained non-slippery,
Scraps are removed timely
Operator is facing the passage etc.,…..
Unless you do your exercise there is no use of just conducting training for workers who are not operators as such.
For training purpose you may use the attached ppt if found suitable.
13th August 2011 From India, Kollam
Warm welcome to citehr safety forum... I feel that with the participation of seniors like you we can make this forum alive...
Thanks for your inputs into the thread...
Keep on sharing...
Hope to see you particiapting and sharing your expertise with us...
13th August 2011 From India
Thanks for your inputs into the thread and for the presentation... The inputs for the check points is very much usefull...
I hopt this will clarrify the doubt of the thread starter... Dear Mr. Mukesh, please do let us know whether your query get resolved or not???
Kesava sir once again thanks for your inputs and hope to get the same in future too...
13th August 2011 From India
Please see the attached file, DO NOT think that this is a cure this is a SAMPLE ONLY. If no one there is qualified to perform a risk assessment then have a third party company come in and do it for you. You need proper training for all your employees and mentoring set up for any new employees that enter into your establishment. As the other in this forum, they are giving you sound advice use it. Your company is just losing money when you think about; hurt employee = training new employee = lost man hours and medical costs = lost production = lost revenue it becomes a never ending cycle. It needs to be stopped somewhere. Please start with the book that I have attached first. Any questions please ask.
Corporate HSE Manager
15th August 2011 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Warm welcome to citehr safety forum.
The manuals 1. Making a Business case for EHS and 2. Workplace safety Management are very informative and useful for every EHS Professional.
Thank you very much for your valuble inputs.
18th August 2011 From India, Hyderabad
First of all heartily welcome to our citehr EHS forum very sorry for late. Just now i had download what u attached on our member query if i get any questions will let you know. Please keep on watching & advice us. . .
18th August 2011 From United States, Fpo
What happened to your factory Safety Team?
Why no one has noticed such lapse in the factory premises?
As explained by Mr. Dipil, the Safety precaution instructions will vary from machine to machine, place to place, whether in ground level or in height, in day light or in night flood light, wearing loose fitting cloths, like that so many criterias are available to analyse the risk assessment. For ascertaining the risk assessment, your complete EHS Team has to work in full swing and analyse the above all criteria so that all the safety measures can be adopted while working on the machinaries.
As per your contention, the unskilled are operating the machinaries is not acceptable. They must be given adequate training to operate the machines and the names of the operators must be displayed. (In the Card Machine Name and Operators Name and their shift must be displayed so that anyone can monitor that unauthorised person will not operate the machinaries - It will be best to do because the proper utilisation as well as maintenance also will be ensured)
If there is no Safety Team in your work place you can deploy third party agency to do risk assessment and further develop the safety instructions for each and every machines as explained by diehardcanonuser.
Please implement this in your production area and display the safety precaution instruction and nomenclature of machine and its operator details in all the machines available in your factory in English, Hindi and the Local Language, and this postive act will fetch you good result in controling the accidents as well as reputation to your factory and your interest, involvement and initiativeness will surely be appreciated by all the seniors available in your estimeed organisation.
All the best.
19th August 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
To identify dangerous machine parts look for the following:
1. shear points
2. drawing-in points
3. impact and crushing areas
4. entanglement areas
5. stabbing points
6. cutting areas
7. abrasion areas
8. flying particles
Do the needful to protect these kind of parts by suitable gurads or other means...
Hope the above will help you while doing a risk assessment...
19th August 2011 From India
My self-Praveen, i am working with esteemed MNC co. of Logistics so i need to set a safety SMART Targets i.e avoid the incidents at workplace in my Management Report so can anyone help me in this generating the report.
Pl write me on
20th January 2014 From United States, Rochester