Inherent safety implementation in office building / Prasad Anantha Raj

Prasad , Anantha Raj (2021) Inherent safety implementation in office building / Prasad Anantha Raj. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaya.

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      This study is conducted based on the inherent safety design practiced in oil and gas, and chemical industries. The inherently safer design is introduced in these industries to eliminate or minimize the chances of an accident can occur by considering every small amount of action that can take place in the plant. As such, today, most people are working in office buildings and the percentage of office employees involved in accidents at workplace and having health issues are considerably high. These happens due to the lack importance given when it comes to office setups. Mostly priority is given to the interior looks and space saving instead of functionality and employee health benefits. Even if these are considered, only the minimum is fulfilled. In this work, the common safety issues in office buildings are identified and the possible ways or methods to implement inherent safety design are proposed through inherent safety principles. Some of the identified hazards in office buildings are poor air quality sick building syndrome, electrostatic charges, danger of electromagnetic radiation, work stress etc. A guideline in developing safer offices by integrating the inherent safety measures are also discussed in this work. The advantages of using inherently safer design assessment tools such individual safety attributes test methodology is explained and the techniques are discussed on how it can improve office safety in overall. Proper office setup and configuration are introduced and justified on how it will help productivity of the employees. In addition the importance of natural elements in office environment and its benefits in terms of the employees’ health and how it is related to productivity is explained. Lastly, the benefits of short break and its relationship with office employees are discussed.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A.) - Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya, 2021.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Office buildings; Employee health; Productivity; Inherent Safety design
      Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
      Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
      Depositing User: Mrs Rafidah Abu Othman
      Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 08:35
      Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 08:35

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