An industrial accident is defined as an
accident occurred in industrial organization
in which worker gets bodily injury that
makes him unfit to do the work for next one
or two days. This is an unexpected event and
can be happen all of a sudden.
Causes of Accidents:
There are many jobs in industries in which
there are more chances of accidents like
coal mining construction work metal
It takes place due to insufficient light
arrangements, equipment not placed properly,
cabinet drawers left open.
Slip or fall on floors and stairs:-
It happens when floors and stairs are wet
with water or oily substance or floor and
stairs are slippery and too much polished.
Floor is covered with torn or loose carpets
Telephone wires not properly placed.
some other causes are electric cables
leakage, machines not working properly or
machines of high speed, highly noisy area,
poor health of worker, age factors of worker
like eyesight, physical weakness.
Measures to minimize the accidents or
ensuring industrial safety
training of employees by supervisor on
equipment for handling material: -
Proper material handling equipment should be
provided for carrying bulk material or
provision of lifts.
Proper fencing of machines, prevent access to danger
zone, proper covering of moving or rotating
Schedule maintenance of plants and machinery, proper
ventilation and light arrangement, proper
place for goods to be stored.
Employees should wear proper uniform according to
workplace, avoiding loose cloths, wearing
footwear, masks, hand gloves, helmets etc.
Floors and passage should be clear and clean, telephone wires
should not be trailing
There should be regular inspection of plant machinery
and electricity cables.