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NIFS
(Institute of Fire Engineering & Safety Management)
A unit of S.S.B. Institute of Higher Studies
An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Organization
In technical Collaboration with Annamalai University

M.B.A (SAFETY MANAGEMENT)


FIRST YEAR
Academic Year 2010-2011
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
This booklet contains assignment topics. Students are asked to write
the assignments for EIGHT courses as per instructions.
Last Date for Submission : 10.03.2011
With late fee Rs.200/- : 31.03.2011
NOTE:
1. Assignments sent after 31.03.2011 will not be evaluated.
2. Assignments should be in the own hand writing of the students
concerned and not type-written or printed or photocopied.
3. Assignments should be written on foolscap paper on one side only.
4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right
hand corner on all pages) should be put in an envelope with
superscription “MBA(Safety Management) Assignments” and sent to
The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai
University, Annamalai Nagar – 608002 by Registered post.
5. No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled
in with Enrolment Number and the Title of the courses.
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Write assignments on any TWO topics in each course out of the
FOUR. For each topic the answer should not exceed 15 pages. Each
assignment carries 25 marks. [2 topics]
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1.1 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL


BEHAVIOUR

1. Organizational Behaviour is manipulative, because it

serves only the interests of managements comment.

2. Do you think group thinking is better than individuals in

solving organizational problem? If yes, why? If no, why?

3. “Once satisfied need is no more a motivators”. Discuss.

4. How behaviour can be understood better through

transactional analysis?
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1.2 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1. Construct a questionnaire for collecting information for job

analysis in your own organization.

2. Outline the factors influencing personnel environment in

India and discuss their implications.

3. Explain in detail the different methods of on-the-job

training and off the training for employees of a steel

manufacturing company.

4. Discuss in detail the various steps involved in the selection

process.
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1.3 MARKETING MANAGEMENT

1. Write in detail the current Indian Marketing Scenario.

2. What it product positioning? Explain the features of a good

product positioning technique.

3. “New product development is not an easy task” Comment.

4. List down various pricing strategies. Justify the right

pricing strategy for a new product launched in the market

giving good reasons for its success.


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1.4 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

1. Discuss in detail the functions performed by the finance

manager.

2. What are the key differences between debt and equity?

Also highlight the advantages and disadvantages for a

company while deciding the capital structure.

3. What are long term sources of finance? Explain the

importance and uses of each source.

4. What is working capital management? Write notes on the

determinants of working capital.


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1.5 FUNDAMENTALS OF SAFETY

1. In the syllabus of fundamental safety, what are the

accidents prevention measures to be adopted? Discuss about

them with examples.

2. Explain A to Z of Electrical Safety.

3. Write about Personal Protective System with neat

diagrams and explain with accidents associated if PPEs are

not worn.

4. In the syllabus of fundamental safety, what are the

management systems that are adopted?


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1.6 SAFETY AND THE LAW

1. As per Factory Act 1948, analyze and evaluate

a. Welfare Measures,

b. Working hours for Adults,

c. Employment of young persons

d. Leave with wages

e. Special Provisions

2. As per Factory Act 1948, amended in 1987, the primary

responsibilities have been fixed as per Sections 7A and 7B.

Discuss

3. Discuss on Sections 11 A, 41 H, 87 A.

4. As per the amended act 1987, Health Protection as per

Section 7 A(E), 41 F, 41 C and 41 H. Highlight the

significance of these provisions.


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1.7 FIRE ENGINEERING

1. Prepare a manpower plan for a Fire Safety Department of


medium size chemical factory.
2. Design a suitable type of Fire Detection and Alarm System
for a LPG Bottling Plant.
3. You are appointed as Head of Fire Safety Department of a
Jute Mill. There is a need to install a Fire Hydrant System.
How will you go about it?
4. Draw a line sketch of an ideal Fire Station. State duties of
the personnel at different positions.
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1.8 SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

1. It is a fact that accidents do not just Happen.

 “They are caused” Discuss in brief.

 Give examples and case studies. What is accident

proneness?

2. Discuss on a First step in SAFETY, Second Step in SAFETY

Third Step – How you take the advantages of Factories Act

1948,

Fourth Step – How you ensure Safe working? List out various

sections.

As a Safety Officer how you involve on the above

dimensions.

3. Discuss the various work place hazards. Suggest remedial

action.

4. Construction Industry is considered to be the most

Hazardous Industry. As a Safety Officer, how would deal in

preventing Injuries and pollution.