A model of Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) for promoting and controlling health and safety in textile industry.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The development of Occupational Safety and Health Management System in textile industry will rejuvenate the workers and energize the economy as a whole. In India, especially in Tamil Nadu, approximately 1371 textile business is running with the help of 38,461 workers under Ginning, Spinning, Weaving, Garment and Dyeing sectors. Textile industry of contributes to the growth of Indian economy but it fails to foster education and health as key components of human development and help new democracies. PURPOSE The present work attempts to measure and develop OSHMS which reduce the hazards and risk involved in textile industry. Among all other industries textile industry is affected by enormous hazards and risk because of negligence by management and Government. It is evident that managements are not abiding by law when an accident has occurred. Managements are easily deceiving workers and least bothered about the Quality of Work Life (QWL). METHODOLOGY A detailed analysis of factors promoting safety and health to the workers has been done by performing confirmatory factor analysis, evaluating Risk Priority Number and the framework of OHMS has been conceptualized using Structural Equation Model. The data have been collected using questionnaire and interview method. RESULT The study finds occupation health for worker in Textile industry is affected not only by safety measure but also by technology and management. CONCLUSION The work shows that difficulty in identifying the cause and effect of hazards, the influence of management in controlling and promoting OSHMS under various dimensions. One startling fact is existence of very low and insignificance correlation between health factors and outcome.

DOI: 10.3233/THC-140866

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@article{Manimaran2015AMO, title={A model of Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) for promoting and controlling health and safety in textile industry.}, author={Sujatha Manimaran and Ravichandran Rajalakshmi and K Bhagyalakshmi}, journal={Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine}, year={2015}, volume={23 1}, pages={1-8} }