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Unit 1. :

Employee Health & Safety Prof. Lata Singh 1 Unit 1. Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 Prof. Lata Singh 2

Employee Health::

Employee Health: Prof. Lata Singh 3 Ensuring the Physical & Mental well being of the employees in the workplace is the primary goal of the health programmes. Saturday, April 30, 2011

Why Industrial Health?:

Why Industrial Health? Prof. Lata Singh 4 Improvement in Production Minimization of Absenteeism & Labor turnover Promotion of good employee relation Miscellaneous Saturday, April 30, 2011

Working Conditions affecting Health::

Working Conditions affecting Health: Prof. Lata Singh 5 Cleanliness Cafeteria Facilities Lighting Temperature & Ventilation Dust Control Pollution Working Space & Seating Arrangements Saturday, April 30, 2011

Occupational Diseases & Hazards::

Occupational Diseases & Hazards: Prof. Lata Singh 6 Occupational Disease means a job induced disturbance of the normal function of the body or a person’s mental & emotional capacities. Occupational Hazards means something likely to cause damage or loss to the physical or mental well being of the employees at the workplace. Saturday, April 30, 2011

Legal Provisions regarding Health::

Legal Provisions regarding Health: Prof. Lata Singh 7 Cleanliness (Sec. 11) Disposal of waste & Effluents (Sec. 12) Ventilation & Temperature (Sec. 13) Dust & Fumes (Sec. 14) Artificial Humidification (Sec. 15) Overcrowding (Sec. 16) Lighting (Sec. 17 Drinking Water (Sec. 18) Latrines & Urinals (Sec. 19) Spittoons (Sec. 20) Saturday, April 30, 2011

Employee Assistant Programs: :

Employee Assistant Programs: Prof. Lata Singh 8 Counseling & other help to employees having emotional, physical or other personel problems Saturday, April 30, 2011

Emotional problems::

Emotional problems: Prof. Lata Singh 9 When the personal crises remain unsolved, the stress & tension arising there from may lead to a mood disorder like depression. Decrease in functional activity Low spirit Lower productivity Signs of irritation, etc. Saturday, April 30, 2011

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse::

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse: Prof. Lata Singh 10 The Supervisors in this case- Confronts the employee with evidence Provides coaching to improve the performance Encourages employee to join EAP Continues to inform the employee about consequences. Saturday, April 30, 2011

Job Stress::

Job Stress: Prof. Lata Singh 11 Stress refers to an individual’s reaction to a disturbing factor in the environment. An adaptive response Eustress & negative stress. Saturday, April 30, 2011


Burnout: Prof. Lata Singh 12 A total depletion of physical & mental resources caused by excessive hard work Saturday, April 30, 2011

Employee safety:

Employee safety Prof. Lata Singh 13 Safe working conditions To preserve human resources Place of employment – free from hazards Accident prevention Saturday, April 30, 2011

Significance of Industrial safety:-:

Significance of Industrial safety:- Prof. Lata Singh 14 Direct relation with employee’s efficiency Saturday, April 30, 2011

Industrial accident:-:

Industrial accident:- Prof. Lata Singh 15 An unexpected occurrence in an industrial establishment causing bodily injury to one or more persons. Saturday, April 30, 2011

Analysis of the accident::

Analysis of the accident: Prof. Lata Singh 16 Record of industrial accidents & steps taken Saturday, April 30, 2011

Causes of Industrial accidents::

Causes of Industrial accidents: Prof. Lata Singh 17 Inherent hazards- highly prone to accidents Collisions – poor lighting, Improper placing of furniture & equipment Open drawers/ cabinets Edges of equipment are uncovered Saturday, April 30, 2011

Causes of Industrial accidents::

Causes of Industrial accidents: Prof. Lata Singh 18 3. Slip or fall on floors& stair casings Wet Highly slippery Torn carpets Cables on the floor Poor lighting 4. Miscellaneous causes Saturday, April 30, 2011

Measures for ensuring industrial safety::

Measures for ensuring industrial safety : Prof. Lata Singh 19 Safety committee Safety training Material handling equipments Guarding of machines Maintenance of plant Regular inspection Proper clothing Clean floors Safety campaign Equipment redesign. Saturday, April 30, 2011

Legal Provisions related to Safety:-:

Legal Provisions related to Safety:- Prof. Lata Singh 20 Fencing of Machinery (Sec. 21) Work on or near machinery in motion (Sec. 22) Employment of young persons (Sec. 23) Striking gear & devices for cutting off power (Sec. 24) Self acting machines (25) Casing of new machinery (26) Employm. of woman, children near cotton openers (27) Hoists & lifts (28) Lifting machines, chains or ropes (29) Revolving machinery(30) Saturday, April 30, 2011

Legal Provisions related to Safety:-:

Legal Provisions related to Safety:- Prof. Lata Singh 21 Pressure plants (31) Floors Stairs & means of access (32) Pits, opening in floors (33) Excessive weights (34) Protection of eyes(35) Dangerous fumes & gases (36) Explosive or inflammable gas (37) Precaution in case of fire (38) Safety of building & machinery(39) Safety officer(40) Saturday, April 30, 2011


Assignment Prof. Lata Singh 22 Divide whole the class in to eight groups according to their roll no. (serial wise). Each group will collect any case of Indian industrial accident & study the following whole case detail (Story/ case) Cause of accident Safety measure – ignored Its impact on the organization Legal provisions involved in the case. Saturday, April 30, 2011

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