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One Day Workshop on Safety for HR and amp Line Managers

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Madras Management Association
Rs 2935
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In many industries, Human resources professionals are in charge of Safety functions. He may have safety officers under his leadership.
A small company may not need a safety professional right away, so HR gets assigned safety as a type of miscellaneous responsibility. As a result, some organizations may not give full attention to safety.
In the above situation, HR professionals need to be self-aware enough to recognize the varies elements of Chapter IV & IV A of Factories Act, which deals with Safety The technicalities of safety compliance often requires a safety officer or a different consultancy of safety. In such case, the HR acts as the link between the employee and the consultancy or the officer Similarly the manager production/ service engineers may not be well versed with the various sections/rules under Factories Act connected with safety may make the occupier to land in problems.

Hence HR professionals and those in charge of Production, Service, must be familiar with various sections of Chapter IV & IV A.
The organization needs to plan for emergency situations like fire, explosion, the release of chemicals, electrocution as well as spilling of chemicals. It also needs some policies to prevent workplace violence due to workers unrest. During the critical situation, the authority needs to monitor the whole situation. In this aspect, the HR proves to be the most useful department, for that they must be aware of safety regulations.

Workshop Content:
Factories Act 1948
Factories Act, 1948. Enacted by Parliament of India.
Status: In force;
The Factories Act, 1948 (Act No. 63 of 1948), as amended by the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act 20 of 1987), serves to assist in formulating
national policies in India with respect to occupational safety and health in factories  Importance of Factories Act 1948. The aim of the Act is essentially to safeguard the interests of workers, stop their exploitation and take care of their safety, hygiene & welfare at their places of work. It casts various obligations, duties & responsibilities on the occupier of a factory & also on the factory manager.
The main object of the Factories Act, 1948 is to ensure adequate safety measures and to promote the health and welfare of the workers employed in factories. The Act also makes provisions regarding the employment of women and young persons (including children and adolescents), annual leave with wages etc.
Industrial safety is important as it safeguards human life, especially in high-risk areas in industries, where a fatal mistake can be catastrophic. Industrial Safety reduces risks to people and processes.
The Factories Act, 1948 provides safeguard for workers to protect the health, provides for safety at the workplace when dealing with machinery, improves the physical conditions of the workplace, and provides welfare amenities with The most common hazards are from chemicals, fires, repetitive motion, electricity and fall-related injuries. Keeping employees safe can ensure a happier, more productive workplace. Build safety policies that address the specific hazards in workplace Safety of the worker from any injury or occupational disease is the prime purpose to create a conducive and safe environment of work. Therefore provisions are made under Sections 21 to 41 of the Factories Act Safety measures in factories include provision for fencing and prohibition of work on or over the machinery in motion; provision of striking gear and devices for cutting off
power; casing of new machinery;; protection of eyes; Prohibition of employment of women and children near cotton-opener, and safety measure for hoists and lifts, lifting machines, revolving machinery, pressure plant, excessive weights, protection against dangerous fumes, protection from explosive or inflammable dust or gas, precaution in case of fire etc. and ensure safety of the workers. 
It may be noted that most of the accidents take place due to non-compliance of this provision in the factories act/rules
In many cases, under the Employee's Compensation Act the claim is not
accepted/agreeing due to the violation of these safety measures.
The other important provisions are posting Safety Officers, Constitution of Site Appraisal Committees, Compulsory disclosure of information by the occupier, Specific responsibility of the occupier in relation to hazardous processes, Power of Central Government to appoint Inquiry Committee, Emergency standards, Permissible limits of exposure of chemical and toxic substances, Workers participation in safety management, Right of workers to warn about imminent danger

The workshop would focus exclusively on the following sections of the chapters IV & IVA of the Factories Act 1948:
21. Fencing of machinery
22. Work on or near machinery in motion
23. Employment of young persons on dangerous machines
24. Striking gear and devices for cutting off power
25. Self-acting machines
26. The casing of new machinery
27. Prohibition of employment of women and children near cotton-openers
28. Hoists and lifts
29. Lifting machines, chains, ropes and lifting tackles
30. Revolving machinery
31. Pressure plant
32. Floors, stairs and means of access

33. Pits, sumps, openings in floors, etc.
34. Excessive weights
35. Protection of eyes
36. Precautions against dangerous fumes, gases, etc.
36A. Precautions regarding the use of portable electric light
37. Explosive or inflammable dust, gas, etc.
38. Precautions in case of fire
39. Power to require specifications of defective parts or tests of stability
40. Safety of buildings and machinery
40A. Maintenance of buildings
40B. Safety Officers
41. Power to make a rule to supplement this Chapter 36 SECTION PAGE S. 41
41A. Constitution of Site Appraisal Committees
41B. Compulsory disclosure of information by the occupier
41C.Specific responsibility of the occupier in relation to hazardous processes 38
41D.Power of Central Government to appoint Inquiry Committee
41E. Emergency standards
41F. Permissible limits of exposure of chemical and toxic substances
41G. Workers participation in safety management
41H. Right of workers to warn about the imminent danger
For Whom:
HR Professionals and line managers of other functions
Safety & Maintenance managers and executives
Consultant and professional from Industrial safety

Key Takeaways:
Knowledge of the various provisions of Factories Act: Chapter IV & IV A

Techniques of handling industrial hazards @ workplace Implementing safety measures in factories

About the Trainer:
Mr.N.SUBRAMONIA PILLAI, B.E. Annamalai University & Diploma in Industrial Safety, (R.L.I. Chennai.)
EXPERIENCE: From 1961 to 1997 at N.L.C. Ltd, In various capacities in the Chemical industries. After retirement i.e. from 01.01.97 continuing as CONSULTANT, for safety and allied matter for many industries, in Tamilnadu & Pondicherry. Having more than 30
years of experience exclusively in the field of INDUSTRIAL SAFETY including Training, Auditing etc. More than 20000 persons were trained at various Industry verticals. Core Safety External consultant and Retainer for Major and Minor MNCs.

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