The objective of safety engineering is designing workplaces to prevent accidents.
Effective safety engineering is important in all environments but especially in workplaces and factories that use machinery, chemicals, and other potentially hazardous elements.
The multidisciplinary nature of safety engineering means that a very broad array of professionals should be actively involved in accident prevention or safety engineering.
Safety engineering concepts provide the structure for both safety and industrial design engineers to develop intrinsically safe equipment, systems, processes and facilities. When employed early in a design process, safety engineers provide insight into how people will interface with the equipment and facility design.
Analysts say that ideally, early on safety design will ensure not only safe design for people, but also, a safe operational concept that will carry over into capabilities for the facility to handle industrial and non-industrial incidents and minimize the cause-effect.
Engineered safety encompasses many areas, such as:
- Fail safe process equipment
- Fault-tolerant equipment
- Fire safety features
- Enclosed hazardous systems that prevent exposure to both workers and the environment
The benefits of good safety engineering are multi-layered. A safe and healthy workplace not only protects workers from injury and illness, it can also lower injury/illness costs, reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase productivity and quality, and raise employee morale.
Safety is good for business, and besides, protecting workers is the right thing to do.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Safety Engineering Bootcamp, a 4-day comprehensive training package that covers all the machinery safety regulations, training, standard requirements, and risk assessment.
Safety Engineering Training Bootcamp is conducted as an interactive presentation in which all the participants are actively involved in group activities, hands-on workshops, and case study practices. The seminar includes 10 sections in which both lectures and workshops are covered. Each section finishes with a hands-on workshop that allows participants to practice and strengthen what they are thought in that section through coaching our instructors.
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