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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Industrial Safety Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Safety is one of the key dimensions of engineering asset management. Safety by design or prevention through design is in the core for maintaining engineering systems safe. The objective of this course is to impart knowledge on different facets and aspects of engineering systems safety, focusing on tools, techniques and methodologies needed for prevention of occurrences of unsafe operations and accidents under different industrial settings. Upon completion of the course, the students will be equipped with concepts of engineering systems safety, dimensions of engineering systems safety, safety design and analysis mathematics, design for engineering systems safety and control for safety, and integrating safety with other operational goals such as quality and reliability.INTENDED AUDaENCE : All Engineering, Science, and Management StudentsPREREQUISITES : NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT : 1.Manufacturing companies like GM, Tata Motors, Tata Steel 2.Process industries such as ONGC 3.Mining industry like Coal India Limited 4.Construction companies like L&T 5.General Electric 6.R&D organizations


Week 1 : Introduction, key concepts, terminologies, and safety quantification, safety by design
Week 2 : Hazard identification techniques (e.g., HAZOP, FMEA, etc.)
Week 3 : Fault tree and event tree analysis (qualitative & quantitative)
Week 4 : Bow-tie and quantitative risk assessment (QRA)
Week 5 : Safety function deployment
Week 6 : Safety vs reliability – quantification of basic events (repair to failure, repair-failure-repair, and combined processes)
Week 7 : Safety vs reliability – quantification of basic events (contd.)
Week 8 : Systems safety quantification (e.g., truth tables, structure functions, minimal cut sets)
Week 9 : Human error analysis and safety
Week 10 : Accident investigation and analysis
Week 11 : Application of virtual reality
Week 12 : OSHAS 18001 and OSHMS

Taught by

Prof. Jhareswar Maity

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  • Rajesh Patyal
    its very good course pls. go for it. i have recently complete this course from NPTEL, Before doing this course you must have basic knowledge about safety and mathematics because numerical questions are very tough. so you dont worry , go for it my best wishes with u.

  • Diki Rahman
    Ok Cukup Baik, sayangnya sertifikat kursus ini harus berbayar, cukup untuk pemula yang ingin mempelajafi mengenai safety

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