Life Safety : An Integral factor of business

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All Companies believe that NO JOB OR TASK IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY. If a job represents a potential safety or health threat, every effort will be made to plan a safe way to complete the task in a safe manner. Every procedure must be a safe procedure.

If a job cannot be done safely It will not be done
As required by central and state regulations, personal protective equipment is essential for the protection of eyes, ears, face and other body parts when working around hazardous machinery and equipment.
All safety rules must be obeyed. Failure to do so will result in strict disciplinary action.

What is Industrial Safety?
Industrial safety is primarily a management activity which is concerned with

  • Reducing
  • Controlling
  • Eliminating Hazards from the Industries or Industrial Unit.

Industrial Safety refers to the protection of workers from the danger of industrial accidents SAFETY MEASURE
Fencing of machinery

  • Work on or near machinery in motion
  • Employment of young person on dangerous machines
  • Striking Gear and devices for cutting of power
  • Self acting machine

Electrical Hazard
Protection of Head, Eyes- Goggle. Helmets, Hooks, Masks Prevention of breathing of poisonous gases Respiration protective devices

Life Safety : An Integral factor of business
Life Safety : An Integral factor of business

Life Safety : An Integral factor of business

Safety Programme

  • To identify potential hazards, provide effective safety equipment and facilities
  • To train in safe method of working and provide continuing education and guidance on eliminating safety hazards and prevention of accidents.

Electricity is made up of 3basic lements:

  • Current (I) amperes
  • Voltage (V) volts
  • Resistance (Ω) ohms

OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and is part of the Department of Labor
OSHA issues standards which employers must follow to protect their employees.

The task of defining new safety standards for test equipment was recently addressed by the IEC (International Electro technical Commission). This organization develops international safety standards for electrical test equipment.

For a number of years the industry used IEC 348 in designing equipment. That standard was replaced by IEC 1010 which was recently updated to IEC 61010. While well-designed IEC 348 testers have been used for years by technicians and electricians, the fact is that meters designed to the new IEC 61010 standard offers a significantly higher level of safety.

Compliance with the directive can be achieved by proving conformance to a relevant technical standard, such as IEC 61010 for low voltage products. Manufacturers are permitted to self-certify that they have met the standards, issue their own Declaration of Conformity, and mark the product “CE”.

The CE mark is not, therefore, a guarantee of independent testing. In contrast ‘UL’ mark is permissible only. If the product has been tested in independent.

It is possible for a manufacturer to self-certify that its tester is CAT II or CAT Ill without any independent verification. ‘UL’ or ‘UL’ authorized labs & meets their standards. It is safer to buy ‘UL’ marked products than ‘CE’ marked products.

The IEC (International Electra technical Commission) develops and proposes standards, but it is not responsible for enforcing the standards.

Mr. Chandmal Goliya
KUSAM-MECO

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