Title: Investigation on workplace environment and safety – a case study in Rahimafrooz Batteries Ltd.

Authors: Zakia Farhana; Syed Mithun Ali; Mahmudur Rahman

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh. ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh. ' Chevron Bangladesh Ltd., 57, Gulshan Avenue (4th Floor), Gulshan-1, Dhaka – 1212, Bangladesh

Abstract: The importance of workplace environment and safety are getting increasing attention among researchers for decades. Each company needs to develop safety programs, procedures, policies and plans for their specific workplace. This can include a wide range of ideas, depending on what type of workplace environment and safety issues are of concern for the organisation. Workplace hazards and safety concerns need to be identified along with ways to handle them effectively to ensure a safe workplace and thus maintaining productivity of the organisation. Workplace environment and safety directly or indirectly influence the quality of products and productivity of an organization to a great extent. This paper addresses some issues on workplace environment and safety in a battery manufacturing company named Rahimafrooz Batteries Ltd. (RBL) and some recommendations have been suggested to handle those issues in an efficient and effective manner.

Keywords: workplace environment; workplace safety; workplace hazards; lighting; noise; emergency evacuation; occupational safety; battery manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQI.2011.043490

International Journal of Quality and Innovation, 2011 Vol.1 No.4, pp.338 - 347

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 03 Nov 2011 *

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