Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis of a Garment Finishing Unit
Muthukumar K1, Subrata Das2

1Dr. Muthukumar. K, Industrial Safety Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, India.
2Dr. Subrata Das, Fashion Technology, Fashion Resource Centre Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 08 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 February 2019 | PP: 521-536 | Volume-7 Issue-5S January 2019 | Retrieval Number: E2082017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis were carried out in different dry and wet processing areas of a garment finishing factory. Risk rating has been calculated from the point of view of the severity, probability and frequency of occurrence. Risk rating was been divided into three categories. Low, medium and high risk rating were assigned depending upon the severity of occurrence and categorized as 1 to 7, 8 to 14 and 15 to 20, respectively. It has been found from this study that there is medium risk associated in running a garment finishing unit. Different control measures were identified and suggested to ensure safety of the workforce in the factory.
Keywords: Hazard, Risk, Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal, Biological, Environmental, Gravitational.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Maintenance