321 Integrating occupational health & safety through effective occupational health program

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Abstract

Introduction

Indian Oil Corporation has taken a series of initiatives to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for employees. Aim of the study was to strengthen and streamline the Occupational Health and Emergency Medical Services across the Corporation.

Materials and methods

Occupational Health Services (OHS) audit of Ten IndianOil Refinery units was conducted and following points were observed-Well First Aid Centre, Provision of dedicated communication facility, which can be activated in the event of fire/Accident in Refinery, Prominent display of Siren Protocol for Accident/Disaster, Drug register,System of daily check of emergency drugs, oxygen cylinders and other resuscitation equipment, daily check of the refrigerator, Proper record of illnesses and injuries, updated record of ‘at-risk’ hazardous materials used or produced at the worksite, Updated version of Material Safety Data Sheets-for acute exposure management, Record of daily check of housekeeping, Provision and maintenance of First aid boxes equipped with prescribed content, readily accessible during all working hours,Percentage of employees identified for FA training, Well equipped Ambulance van should be available for the purpose of transportation of serious cases of accidents or sickness, Training in BLS (Basic Life Support)(CPR-Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation),Disaster Management Plan (DMP),Emergency preparedness plan Functional organogram in case of disaster situation Details of facilities available at nearby hospitals, are Triage guidelines incorporated and training imparted to employees.

Materials and methods

Occupational Health and Wellness Index was created and implemented across the Corporation to further reinforce these targeted efforts.

Result

The purpose of the study for establishing Occupational Health and Emergency Medical Services management frame-work in the organisation helped us to – align OHS objectives with business objectives of our organisation.

Discussion

Periodic and Systematic review of Occupational Health and Emergency Medical Services helps in strengthening them to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for employees.

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