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Document ID (ISN)61938
CIS number 94-665
ISSN - Serial title Loss Prevention News
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nityananda T.S.
Title Fire safety in tanneries
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1993, Vol.15, No.2, p.3-7. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) India; tanning industry; fire prevention; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) flammable substances; combustible substances; solid fuel stoves; round-up; developing countries; welding and cutting; electrical equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Fires