Scope of Industrial Safety Courses


There are two types of industrial concerns – service oriented and production related. The production related industries include Pharmaceuticals, Thermal Power Based Units, Electrical Equipments Manufacturing, Food Processing, Chemical Plants, Automobiles, Heavy Machinery Producing Capital Goods Industries, Cement, Petrochemical, Textiles, Oil Refineries, Paper Industry, etc. Some of the service industries are Banking, Tourism, Logistics, Insurance and Financial Services, Transportation, Packaging, etc.

Industrial safety deals with minimization of industrial hazards. The ultimate aim of each industrial concern is providing enough safety to its society and workforce with the introduction of advance technology.

Safety Aspects of Industry

Various safety aspects of industry are listed below.

  • Safety Environment
  • Material Management
  • Safety Statistics
  • Maintenance Management
  • Safety Planning and Management
  • Safety Principles
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety Legislations and Rules
  • Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene
  • Safety Systems
  • Safety Training
  • Safety standards and norms
  • Industrial Acts
  • Safety Audit
  • Industrial Accidents and Hazards
  • Industrial Toxicology

Industrial Safety courses

Listed below are the names of the some of the industrial safety courses.

  • P.G. Diploma in Industrial Safety, Health and Environment (PGDISHE)
  • Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety
  • Diploma in Industrial Safety Management (ISM)
  • Diploma Course in Industrial Department of Personnel Safety Management
  • Industrial Safety and Hazards Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety Management (PGDISM)

Colleges that offer Industrial Safety courses

  • Shivaji University
  • Society for Participatory Research
  • Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology
  • Annamalai University
  • National Safety Council HQs & Institute Building
  • Central Labour Institute
  • Periyar Maniammai University

Responsibilities at various levels

The candidates who have completed Industrial Safety courses are required to perform following tasks at operational or plant level.

  • Enforcement of safety norms
  • Arrangement of rescue operations
  • Safety management programs
  • Examining injury reports and advising safety action against unexpected events
  • Making sufficient provisions against all types of risks
  • Active involvement in safety committee
  • Submission of annual safety report
  • Modernizing the safety department with the aid of latest technology and equipment

The functions of safety supervisors at middle level include the following.

  • Enhancement of safety plans
  • Training and improvement of employees in safety practices
  • Testing and monitoring of working environment on a regular basis
  • Evaluation of safety measures
  • Arrangement of special training in case of new equipments and procedures
  • Safety inspections

The duties of full time safety managers are supporting the top management for policy formulation, development of safety committees, enforcement of safety regulations by state, central and local authorities, co-ordination, maintenance of legal reports and records, etc.

Scope of Industrial Safety Courses

The importance of Industrial Safety in Indian has seen an increase in recent years. The main focus of the industrial safety courses is to maintain safe operations at workplace and particularly in manufacturing industries. The most elementary concern in all such units is the safety and security measures. These concerns focus on the use of safety gears such as gloves, protective gears, etc. The use of cranes, hydraulic press, elevators, drillers, bull dozers and other such sophisticated machines are common both in indoor and outdoor factories. Skilled and trained personnel are required to operate these machines as a mere mistake may pave the way for a great disaster.

These candidates are needed to perform jobs related to property and environment by anticipating, methods, measuring, auditing and evaluating the effectiveness of hazard control, protection of people, developing hazard control designs, identifying and evaluating hazardous conditions and practices, Implementing, administering and advising personnel on hazard control, etc. Besides these jobs, safety experts are required in several organizations in public sector like ILO (International Labor Organization), social associations and organizations, research and development in industrial safety, etc. These professionals can also work independently as consultant or as a part time specialist. They are also recruited in the Pollution Control Boards of Central and State government. Some more career profiles are assistance and consultation with local executives concerning prospects of injury reports, on-site and off-site safety studies and inspection, suggestion related to improvement in safety programs, etc.

Employment scopes in the field of industrial safety are too many not only in India but also outside the country. The jobs are offered to skilled and trained professionals of this field in manufacturing industries and mines. Some of them are railway wagon manufacturers, ship builders, locomotive builders, etc.



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12 Responses to “Scope of Industrial Safety Courses”

  1. 12
    Kanchan Deoli:

    I want to pursue Part Time Post graduate diploma in Industrial Safety and Occupational safety, please let me know the Institute or College from where I can Pursue the course.

  2. 11
    sravan kumar:


    I did Advance Diploma in Industrial Safety. Now i am working as an EHS Officer. I want information about how we can get Safety Officer job in govt. sector. please suggest me.

  3. 10

    Is there any benefit and scope of doing M.E industrial safety engineering after completing B.E mechanical engineering

  4. 9
    mohit kumar:

    I have done graduation.iwant to do saftey managment.plz guide me.what is the scope and which university bcz I am from bihar.plz tel me crospondence and regular and scope from abroad

  5. 8

    i want to post graduate in diploma in industrial safety and fire managment in distance education in prescribed university can u help…..

  6. 7
    syed md irfam:

    In west bengal where is distance or regular course in MBA in safety

  7. 6

    I want to do Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety Management (PGDISM) in distance education

  8. 5

    can i get the admission in central labour institute after completing 12 science ?

  9. 4
    Harshad gurav:

    I completed graduate degree in from mumbai university & Softwre Testing course n right now fresher.And i am interested in “Industrial Safety” courses,and i want to make good career in pls tell me gov. recognized institute in pune for that course..
    Thank you..

  10. 3
    shaikh shoeb:

    after btech mechanical wat course can be done in safety engineering what would be the scope for fresher

  11. 2

    in punjab which colleges offer in industrial safety. please help

  12. 1
    Sajid Khatri:

    what is the scope of industrial and manufacturer engineer?