Occupational health and safety prevention plan in water treatment plant

  • Carlos Alberto Litardo Velasquez MsC. Industrial Engineering Career, Universidad Tecnica de Manabi, Ecuador
  • Grether Lucia Real Perez PhD. Industrial Engineering Career, Universidad Tecnica de Manabi, Ecuador
  • Andres Francisco Chavez Landa Ing. Industrial Engineering Career, Universidad Tecnica de Manabi, Ecuador
  • Rosa Mariuxi Litardo Velasquez MsC. Institute of Basic Sciences, Universidad Tecnica de Manabi, Ecuador
  • Denis Joaquin Zambrano Ortiz MsC. Industrial Engineering Career , Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Ecuador
Keywords: El Guarumo, Occupational risks, Prevention plan, Risk assessment, Santa Ana

Abstract

The research was carried out at the "El Guarumo" drinking water plant located in Santa Ana, province of Manabí, Ecuador. The objective of the investigation was the proposal of a plan of prevention of occupational risks that allows the management of the labor risks in said plant. The main tools used were: survey, interview, checklist, LEST questionnaire for the diagnosis of the current situation in terms of working conditions, the risk identification matrix and the binary method of risk assessment. The main results obtained were the identification of the risks in their different categories, observing that the critical risk factors are related to the physical overexertion, the uncomfortable postures and the manual lifting of the load. Among the important risks are falling objects, skin contact with toxic substances and mental overwork, closely related to work pressures and job security? It was possible to carry out the proposal of preventive and corrective measures in order to properly manage the risks and contribute to the safety and health of the workers.

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Published
2018-09-15
How to Cite
Velasquez, C. A. L., Perez, G. L. R., Landa, A. F. C., Velasquez, R. M. L., & Ortiz, D. J. Z. (2018). Occupational health and safety prevention plan in water treatment plant. International Journal of Life Sciences, 2(3), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.29332/ijls.v2n3.196
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