|Document ID (ISN)||61938|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Loss Prevention News
|Convention or series no.
||Fire safety in tanneries
||Apr.-June 1993, Vol.15, No.2, p.3-7. Illus.
||Description of the tanning process as conducted in Indian factories. Much of the process involves wet conditions, so the overall risk of fire should be low. Documentation of the industry is scanty, but there seems to have been no loss of life due to fire or explosion in any tannery in India. However, examination of the fire extinguisher refilling record of one large tannery showed that extinguishers had been used on 30 occasions in two years, so risk is not totally absent. Dust, flammable chemicals, electrical equipment, combustible fuels and welding sparks are particular hazards. Extinguishing equipment and fire safety training are inadequate in many tanneries.
||India; tanning industry; fire prevention; fire hazards
||flammable substances; combustible substances; solid fuel stoves; round-up; developing countries; welding and cutting; electrical equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Footwear, leather and fur industry