Snakebite Prevention and Management Action Plan for Petrol Filling Stations

M. M. Ahmed, Mirza Munir and I. Othman, Idris and Mohd Faris Khamidi, Mohd Faris and S. R.M. Kutty , Shamsul Rahman (2013) Snakebite Prevention and Management Action Plan for Petrol Filling Stations. In: 1st Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2013), 18th-19th March 2013, Singapore.


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Issues related to occupational health & safety is quite common at Petrol Filling Station (PFS) sites. It includes snakebites, electrocutions, fall/slips, fire/explosions, vehicle accidents, wind/rain storms and robbery. PFS are located all around the world to fulfill the fuel demands of nations. They are available in urban as well as rural areas. Problems related to occupational health safety vary from country to country and sometimes even from place to place. The present study was conducted in Pakistan to collect data related to unsafe acts and unsafe conditions in Company ‘X’ (not a true name as the permission to use their real name was not given). Company ‘X’ is a petrol filling station operator organization. It has more than 2500 PFS all over Pakistan. Besides, these PFS it also helps to meet the fuel demands of armed forces and airports. Six months data collected related to accidents, incidents and near misses from 2500 outlets. Total 674 unsafe acts and unsafe conditions were reported. 47 accidents, 137 incidents and 476 near misses recorded. All hazards were categorized by using Risk Assessment Criteria. Total 14 snakebite cases reported. Although, the probability of occurrences of snakebite cases found low but it got highest ranking as per risk assessment criteria. Snakebite found one of the most occurring causes that can lead up to fatality, if not treated properly. This study will elaborate the snakebite and prevention action plan for PFSs. This study will propose preventive actions against snakebite, snakebite control program and management of snakebite. Keywords- Accidents, control, management, prevention, snakebite

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Water and environment - Environmental - Wastewater treatment
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:9879
Deposited By: Mr Ir Idris Othman
Deposited On:11 Jul 2013 00:08
Last Modified:11 Jul 2013 00:08

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