Reduction of the Rate of Accidents at Work through the Implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHS) in the Industrial Electromechanical Industry

Jefrie Prínce Grandez, Rosario Del Pilar L. Padilla, Elmer Benites-Alfaro

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Abstract

Accidents at work in industry are very important factors that must be addressed. They often occur because of lack of a Safety and Health at Work management system (OSHS). The electromechanical industry requires the observance of different safety procedures because as it is a risky activity many equipment and mechanical tools are employed and operators must comply with established protocols so that regrettable accidents do not happen. The research aimed to reduce the rate of occupational accidents of employees of an industrial electromechanical company through the implementation of an OSHS at work. There were identified the probable causes of accidents at work during 10 weeks. The proposed implemented system took into consideration the following 5 phases: policy, scope, planning, implementation and verification. As a result of the implementation, there was a reduction in occupational accidents of about 87.5% (from 8 accidents to just 1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
Volume91
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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