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Document ID (ISN)55224
CIS number 91-103
ISSN - Serial title 0783-6201 - East African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Radant S.
Title Accident prevention in small industries
Bibliographic information 31 Dec. 1988, No.3, p.8-13. Illus.
Abstract Occupational safety and health should be given top priority in order to prevent accidents and occupational diseases. Preventive measures should focus on the harmful effects of poor environmental conditions. Responsibilities of the employers in this respect include provision of a workplace free from recognised hazards, ensuring worksites conform to applicable standards, warning employees of potential hazards and ensuring employees follow safety and health requirements. A hazard analysis is a first requirement in minimising or reducing hazards. Dangers from machinery include mechanical hazards due to moving parts and less obvious hazards such as emission of radiation, noise and vibration and ergonomic defects. Machinery should be equipped with appropriate safeguards. Managers, supervisors and workers should be trained in safe working practices. The principles of ergonomics should be applied in all areas.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; mechanical hazards; safety programmes; plant safety organization
Descriptors (secondary) safety devices; responsibilities of employers; safety and health training; safety analysis; machining
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Safety programmes