Safety engineering concepts provide the structure for both safety and industrial design engineers to develop intrinsically safe equipment, systems, processes and facilities.
Most experts in this area agree that safety factors should be employed early in a design process. This is where safety engineers can provide insight into how people will interface with the equipment and facility design.
Safety design early on ensures 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 includes fail safe process equipment, fault-tolerant equipment, fire safety features and enclosed hazardous systems that prevent exposure to both workers and the environment.
Safety engineers must always be cognizant of rules and regulations that often influence designs one way or another. The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) safety standards for example protect people, property and the environment.
In fact many ASSE safety standards are referenced by the Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in its safety and health requirements. These are mandatory standards for all working facilities and environments and ensure you can:
- Maintain workplace safety
- Sustain training procedures
- Increase efficiency
Safe engineered design concepts include all environmental aspects of the workplace such as lighting, noise levels, atmospheric contaminants, ambient and localized temperature extremes, slip resistance of flooring materials, emergency escape routes and fire suppression and alarm systems.
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The Tonex 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.
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