S A F E T I T U D E P303: Advance Diploma in Industrial Safety (ADIS) Congratulations to all those aspirants of pursuing career in Safety domain for passing the ADIS/PDIS/DIS. I saw many friends asking about this course. I thought it right to give brief details about the program. The ADIS / DIS / PDIS offered by the Central Labour Institute, Mumbai and Regional Labour Institutes Chennai, Faridabad, Kanpur and Kolkata is a recognized statutory qualification for appointment as Safety Officers as per The Factories Act, 1948. This course is not an open program but is for those who are employed in Industries and have the experience of 2 years in case of engineering degree or 5 years in case of Science Graduation. The candidate seeking admission to this course which is full time of 1 year has to apply through his employer and need to face test and interview. After clearing the screening, one can join the course. This course is recognised an

An appeal to CEOs

# safetitude A 2.19 mins video perhaps you may feel a value though. It's an appeal to CEOs who only have all the abilities to influence safety in their organization.

#Safetitude- How dangerous is an Occupational illness?

# Safetitude - How dangerous is an Occupational illness? We talk most of the time about the injury resulted from accidents but seldom pay attention to an occupational illness - a silent demon affecting millions of workers globally. It's not only affecting the well-being of workers that keep them away from work but is also a catalyst of causing secondary injury, leave apart the loss of productivity. One of the prominent occupational illnesses that occur mostly in FMCG, Pharma, Electronic, Textile, Tyre industry is manual material handling related one. It is a need in this industry to look into the problem and find the ways to avoid or at least reduce to a level that is manageable. Have undertaken an assignment of carrying out an assessment with the aid of a tool that is called as MAC Assessment tool to assess the risk factors in manual handling (Lifting/Carrying) that develops later into an MSDs if not attended to. Refer the indicative pic below to understand the severity of the is

Is anything wrong sloganeering: “All accidents are preventable”?

#Safetitude: Is anything wrong sloganeering: “All accidents are preventable”? Up till 20 years back in my early career, I used to say same to motivate others in my efforts to improve safety. After reading the book on Psychology of Safety by E. Scott Geller, my idea changed for the way that I believe now. There’s no harm having this optimism and working for this perfectionism but making workers believe in actually, inhibit achieving a Total Safety Culture (TSC) for higher safety performance. Reason being, workers in the atmosphere may be reluctant to admit they were injured or had a near miss. They try to hide and suppress the facts when they met with an injury. The fear that they may be held guilty if they report getting injured and also causing loss of reward of NO INJURY, will dictate covering up the real causes (as shown in the pic) that might be worked upon to avoid re occurrence. This way, the feedback from workers seize to be surfaced for working on remedial measures which

#safetitude-Safety isn't a leisurely activity!

Many pros are heard admiring that they have a very robust safety system in their organization. Maybe true also. But is it also that workers have orientation, skill, and behavior to respect that system? Is only safety system ( in-built safe machine, safety interlock, safety procedure, PPE, visuals) alone able curbing accidents? After all safety procedure will help avoid an accident only when practiced, PPE will reduce the impact of an accident only when born correctly, safety interlock will protect from exposure only when not defeated. Many big companies do heavy investment on process safety but the investment on safety orientation of employee is ignored or neglected. Therefore, we witness severe accident happening in these organizations involving large-scale loss including multiple deaths. "Safety pays in all way" is a value one should realize at every moment while undertaking any activity. Safety must be integrated and hashtag # balanced considering all the factors respo

Accident Investigation - a formality or a purpose?

Dear readers, in yet another topics after a little pause, I thought I must express my opinion on a very common program in the safety arena and that is Accident Investigation. Although the name itself is not a correct representation of the purpose for which we do this exercise following an accident.  Accident Investigation does more bad than good. An accident rather must be analyzed than investigated in order to find the situations responsible for the accident. Anyway, this is not the topics of review today. What I intend to talk about in this article is about the subject line. In an industry, an accident happens when a person fell because a ladder slipped while replacing a fused bulb standing on the rung of it. As usual, a Safety Officer was assigned to do the so-called Accident Investigation in order to suggest management the ways to avoid a reoccurrence in future. After an investigation, he concluded that the person who was holding the ladder was at err. As a causative factor

@safetitude: 6-Steps Total Safety Culture Model

@safetitude: 6-Steps Total Safety Culture Model Further, an extension to 2 earlier posts that intended to enhance Safety performance and to build and establish a Total Safety Culture (TSC), this is one proprietary designed model as a guide to the journey. The strategy can be started with a small model with a selection of a change agent ( a worker with right safety attitude and zealous to take forward) and making him work through various stages of the model. Once one cycle is established, this can be repeated on the bigger scale until every worker in a business unit is covered. This also can be extended to higher management members in a later phase of implementation.