Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment of Institutional Building Construction & Development of a Software for the Study of Accident and Loss Statistics in Industry

Mohanty, Abinash (2016) Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment of Institutional Building Construction & Development of a Software for the Study of Accident and Loss Statistics in Industry. MTech thesis.

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1.For any industry to be successful it is to identify the Hazards to assess the associated risks and to bring the risks to tolerable level. Construction activity because of the very nature of the operation, complexity of the systems, procedures and methods always involves some amount of hazards. Hazard identification and risk assessment plays an important role in construction industry to identify all the possible hazards present, evaluate the risk associated with the same and to take appropriate control measures before it leads to any emergency situation. Hazard identification and risk assessment performed at any stage in a project’s life cycle – conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, construction, ongoing operation, decommissioning, or demolition. In general, the earlier that a hazard is identified, the more cost-effectively it can be eliminated or managed. In this project work the hazard identification and risk assessment was carried out for the ongoing construction work of Golden Jubilee building. Inspection was carried out to identify various hazards present, evaluation of the consequences of risk done and appropriate control measures were provided to reduce risk. Based on the observation, a risk assessment prepared with additional control measures which can improve health and safety conditions at working site.
2.Construction industry is an important part of the economy in many countries. It is also a key driver for economic growth especially in developing countries. In most industrialized countries, the construction industry is one of the most significant in terms of contribution to gross domestic product and also has a significant impact on the health and safety of the workers. Work-related accidents cause a loss to the company as well as the employees. Accordingly, the Accident Prevention Advisory Unit of the Health and Safety Executive in the United Kingdom, which passed the world's first Occupational Health and Safety Act, surveyed the costs of work-related accidents in 1989. It shows that unlike other industries, the construction industry is project based, and the accident rates vary from one project to another depends on the type of project. In India the construction industry is responsible for one of the highest incidences of work-related accidents. Moreover, deaths, permanent disabilities and severe injuries have been on the increase for construction workers through major accidents and poor working conditions. In this project, a software was developed to calculate frequency rate, severity rate and incidence rate for the study of accident and loss statistics in industry. The important purpose of this is to reduce the accident rates in future and to improve the health and safety as well as the quality and productivity of industry which leads towards the success and development of industry.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:1.Hazard identification; Risk assessment; Construction safety 2.Frequency rate; Severity rate; Incidence rate; Microsoft Visual Studio
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:9228
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:05 May 2018 12:55
Last Modified:05 May 2018 12:55
Supervisor(s):Bag, Ramakrishna

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