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Title: Task hazards analysis in the textile dyeing and finishing industries
Authors: Yuen, CWM
Kan, CW
Ku, SK
Keywords: Task analysis
Issue Date: 2002
Source: IFFTI International Conference 2002 : Fashion and Textiles : the New Frontiers : Design, Technology and Business : 7-9 November 2002, Hong Kong, p. 684-696 How to cite?
Abstract: Task analysis is a systematic examination of a task in the operation process to identify all loss exposures associated with the task and develop controls for those exposures. Organisations of all types have found this to be an extremely useful activity, not only for improved safety and health but also for improved overall operations. Task analysis is the direct application of the goals of loss control management.
In order to identify all loss exposures, the management of an organisation should in the first place prepare a list of work activities covering premises, plant, people and procedures, and gather information about them. Information required might include:
• tasks being carried out, their duration and frequency;
• location(s) where the work is carried out;
• who normally / occasionally carries out the tasks;
• other who may be affected by the work;
• training that personnel have received about the tasks;
• written systems of work and / or permit-to-work procedures prepared for the tasks;
• plant and machinery that may be used;
• powered hand tools that may be used;
• manufacturers’ or suppliers’ instructions for the operation and maintenance of plant, machinery and powered hand tools;
• size, shape, surface character and weight of materials that might be handled;
• distances and heights that materials have to be moved by hand;
• services used;
• substances used or encountered during the work;
• physical form of substances used or encountered (fume, gas, vapour, liquid, dust / powder, solid);
• contents and recommendations of hazard data sheets relating to substances used or encountered;
• requirement of relevant regulations and standards relevant to the work being done, the plant and machinery used, and the substances used or encountered;
• control measures believed to be in place;
• reactive monitoring data (incident, accident and ill-health experience associated with the work being done, equipment and substances used gained as a result of information from within and outside the organisation);
• findings of any existing assessments relating to the work activity
ISBN: 9623673515, 9789623673518
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