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A Safety Promotion Approach for Handling of Chemicals in the Working Environmental Management

  • A. Umamaheswari
  • S. Lakshmana Prabu
  • M. Rengasamy
  • G. Venkatesan
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Abstract

The rapid growth of chemical industries has led to an increase in the risk of occurrence of accidents associated with hazardous chemicals. Since, the amount of chemical substances increases and manufacturers of chemical substances are also increased globally. The fact that the need of chemical substances has increased globally, the manufactures exponentially increase the production of chemicals. As a consequence, increased utilization of chemicals and its raw materials, proportionally increases the probability of danger during the handling, storage, and production of chemicals in their regular activities. So it is necessary to avoid accidents in the industry by providing proper safety measures and maintenance rules to save the human life, the environment and also to make better productivity. Accidents occurred in the chemical industries impose severe damages on living things, make the environment agonizing, endanger the health and life of humans, animals, and plants. A small accident occurring at the local level may be a prior warning signal for impending disaster. Chemical disaster, though low in frequency, has the potential to cause significant immediate and/or long-term damage. The aim of the present work is to explain the safe handling of chemicals and prevention methods to avoid accidents in the working place and protect the environment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Umamaheswari
    • 1
  • S. Lakshmana Prabu
    • 1
  • M. Rengasamy
    • 2
  • G. Venkatesan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical TechnologyBharathidasan Institute of Technology, Anna UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia
  2. 2.Department of Petrochemical TechnologyBharathidasan Institute of Technology, Anna UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringBharathidasan Institute of Technology, Anna UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Environmental SciencesNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA

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