2011 Goswami FAI AFA Analysis of Safety Performance of Indian Fertilizer Plants 2005-2010
FAI has been conducting safety survey of fertiliser plants for the past several years to assess the status of the safety performance of the industry as a whole and to help fertiliser plants improve their performance to establish a safe and healthy working environment. The present survey was carried out for 31 ammonia urea and NP/NPK complex fertiliser plants for a period of five years for the years 2005-2010. The paper provides the results of analysis of accident data with respect to various safety parameters viz. incidence rate, severity rate and fatality rate. The analysis also identifies the causes of incidents and fatalities and plant areas prone to incidents so that plant management can address the issues to minimize the occurrence of incidents.