Safety in Bakery Industry
Major bakery manufacturing industry are biscuit manufacturing , bread manufacturing,cake manufacturing . These industry are labour intensive as automation is high in costfor bakery industry which these bakery industry avoid .Normal mid size factory wouldemploy about 250 – 500 workers .Bakeries in India have numerous accidents and injuries which goes unnoticed.In India we have around small and medium bakery plants which produces variousbakery products . Most the bigger manufacturer have outsourced manufacturing fromContract manufacturers , these contract manufacturers are not equipped financially toimplement all necessary safety requirement .Hence it is the responsibility of the biggerplayer to ensure that safety standards are adhered to into these smaller plants . Safetycould be further classified into personal safety, fire safety and electrical safety.
Slip, trips and falls major reasons for these are spillages all around production hall. Oilspillages and Water are the common reason. The major accident prone area is premixingwhere maximum spillages occurs. Slippery Tiles can also cause trips and falls
could also results in trip and fall as material handling is done through pallettrucks and trolleys in case of un even flooring the tendency of pallets and trolleyswould be to upturn which again causes , hence proper flooring is required in thesePlants . Kota Stone flooring is the best.
and Unloading Heavy bags of sugar and wheat flour – 50 kg , 90kg bags areloaded and unloaded manually which may cause permanent damage to the Spine .Mechanical conveyors, Bucket elevators, Screw conveyors, Pneumatic conveyors or Bulk Handling system i.e. Transfer of raw material directly from tankers to Silos whicheliminates manual loading and unloading.
is another problem which may cause deaf ness among workers as they work continuously in area where you have continuous mechanical sound for example –Mixers , Compressors , Generators ,DG sets , Blowers of Oven , Vibratory sifters ,Grinders etc . Ear plugs are the best remedy
- Another important personal health safety issue in bakeries the major problemscome from ammonia odour which inhaled in large quantity can cause breathingproblem . Scrubber for ammonia can minimize the effect. We can arrange respirators forthese workers