SAFETY AND HAZARD MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY (3340505)  

5
Credit
3 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 30 + 0
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 0 + 30
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Rationale
Chemical Industries are known as the most dangerous and hazardous industries since long. Varieties of conditions are present in chemical industries which may lead to different type of industrial accidents. Bhopal MIC leak accident is a world famous industrial accident which also happened in a chemical plant of Union Carbide Company in which thousands died and many got different diseases. Most of the industrial accidents are due to the human error or ignorance and responsible for the major losses to the industries and humanity. Use and handling of certain chemicals is also found to be dangerous as it may lead to health hazards. It is therefore essential for the technician to know about hazards, accidents, safe handling of chemicals, and operation of plant equipment and transportation of chemicals. Hence the course has been designed to develop this competency and its associated cognitive, practical and affective domain learning outcomes.
Course Outcome
The theory should be taught and practical should be carried out in such a manner that students are able to acquire required learning out comes in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain to demonstrate following course outcomes.

i. Explain Indian and International Safety standards.
ii. Identify the causes of accident and explain various engineering control methods
iii. Explain storage, handling and transportation of hazardous materials.
iv. Classify fire extinguishing agents and methods
v. Explain risk assessment methods.

Active Learning
i. https://www.osha.gov
ii. https://www.iso.org
iii. https://www.bis.org.in
iv. http://www.iffco.nic.in/applications/brihaspat.nsf
v. http://sp.ehs.cornell.edu/lab-research-safety/laboratory-safetymanual/Pages/ch8.aspx