Safe Working Procedures and Safe Work Practices...

Safe Working Procedures and Safe Work Practices For the implementation of the safety management system, the organization is to establish safe working procedures and safe work practices so that all the works are carried out safely and the risks of injury to work men and damage of equipment and property are eliminated or minimized. The safe working procedures and safe work practices are to be established meeting the requirements of the Factories Act as well as meeting the requirements of the work processes. Safe working procedures and safe work practices are established in the organization for addressing significant hazards or for dealing with circumstances that may present other significant risks/liabilities for the organization. They reflect the approach of the organization for controlling safety hazards. Safe working procedure is a step by step process that guides a work man through a task from start to finish in a chronological order. Safe work procedures are designed to reduce the risk by minimizing potential exposure for performing a work safely from beginning to end. Safe work practice is a set of guidelines established to help work men to perform a task which may not require a step by step procedure.  Safe work practices are generally written methods outlining how to perform a task with minimum risk to people, equipment, materials, environment, and processes. Safe working procedures and safe work practices tells work men  how to perform a specific task so as to mitigate hazards that have been identified through the hazard identification process. They are guideline documents for the maintenance of safety in the organization. The extent of the application of the safe working procedures and safe work practices depends on the safety policy of the organization, the nature of the activities in the organization, and complexity of...

Environment Management System in Steel Plant...

Environment Management System in Steel Plant Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices which enables an organization to manage the impacts of its organizational activities on the environment and also to increase its operating efficiency. It is a framework which helps the organization to achieve its environmental goals through consistent control of its operations. The framework includes organization’s environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner and includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining organizational policy for the protection of the environment. It provides a structured approach to planning and implementation of the environment protection measures. However the EMS itself does not dictate a level of environmental performance that must be achieved since EMS of every organization is tailored to meet the business and goals of the organization. Elements of an EMS EMS encourages the organization to continuously improve its environmental performance. The basic elements of an EMS are as follows: The organization commits initially to an environmental policy. It includes review of the present status and future environmental goals of the organization. Analysis of the environmental impacts and the legal requirements. Keeping environmental policy as the basis, the organization sets the environmental objectives and targets for reducing environmental impacts and for complying with the legal requirements. Establishment of plans for improving the environment performance and also for meeting the objectives and targets of the organization. Monitoring, measuring and evaluating the progress for achievement of the objectives. To ensure environmental awareness and competence of the employees of the organization. To take corrective actions if the objectives and targets are not being met. To have regular review of the progress of the EMS and to make improvements on continuous basis. Environment management system standard In...