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Title: Design of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems for Viscose Staple Fiber Division Grasim Industries Limited
Researcher: Samir Ramdas Kale
Guide(s): Prof. (Dr.) Arun Maity
Keywords: Occupational Health, Safety Management Systems, Grasim Industries Limited
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Completed Date: 1/7/2015
Abstract: As majority of the process industries nowadays operates at relatively higher operating newlineconditions of process variables (such as temperature, pressure, use of hazardous newlinechemicals, etc.) there is an increased risk of accidents or occupational exposure to newlinehazardous chemicals in process plants. newlineWith this emphasis and understanding that the number of accidents is reoccurring in newlinethe process industries, it can be inferred that there are loopholes in the implementation newlineof the OHSMS program and further research is required in this domain. newlineComprehensive design of OHSMS through a stepwise methodology is carried out in newlinethis study. The method used for the design is gap analysis, empirical investigation of newlinepillars, reliability and validity criteria, structural model and the statistical validity of newlinethe structural model. newlineFor carrying out these investigations statistical software such as SPSS was used and newlinefrom Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) it was newlineconfirmed that there are six pillars which are critical for the success of OHSMS. The newlinepillars identified are TMC (Top management commitment), STD (Safety training and newlinedevelopment), Workplace environment and health monitoring systems, HIRA (Hazard newlineidentification and risk assessment), OHSIM (Occupational health and safety newlinemanagement systems) and AUR (Audit and review).It was confirmed from CFA model newlinefit results that there is an underlying structure among the six pillars. To determine the newlinepath for implementation of OHSMS framework, ISM methodology was used, this newlinemethodology predicts the path for the pillars to develop OHSMS. It was found that newlinethese pillars have high degree of correlation with OHSMS and was confirmed by the newlinehypothesis testing. To test whether this structural model is statistical significant the newlinemodel fit parameters were calculated and the values were found to be within the norm. newlineTherefore, the model can be used to develop the framework for OHSMS in the process industries.
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