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The significant factors for accident prevention in the Factories Act

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dc.contributor.author Horne J en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:16:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:16:45Z
dc.date.created 1980 en
dc.date.submitted 1981 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/52717
dc.description.abstract Examines certain factors within the Factories, Machinery and Building Work Act of 1941 which are apparently intended to promote the prevention of accidents in industry. The results of a questionnaire posed to firms are presented and analysed. These results indicate a limited degree of effective accident prevention which can be ascribed to the existence of the Factories Act. The history of the Factories Act is briefly traced and the Act in its present form is discussed in considerable detail. Case histories of accidents are worked into the text to illustrate aspects under discussion. A limited comparison is made between the Factories Act and the British and American occupational safety acts. The proposed Machinery and Occupational Safety Draft Bill is discussed. It is concluded that there are factors for accident prevention embodied in the Act. These are legal registration, approvals, specific regulations, written appointments of competent persons, appointment of inspectors and accident enquiries. How effective these factors are, requires further statistical work. Certain recommendations are made which are intended to make the application of the Act more effective. A particular short-coming is the lack of emphasis on training in safety awareness. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Business administration / Business leadership en
dc.subject Industrial legislation en
dc.subject 024 Psychology en
dc.title The significant factors for accident prevention in the Factories Act en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree M Ind Admin en

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