English Abstract

The Current Status on Work Accident in Rubber Industry and Its Challenge

The Japan Rubber Manufacture Association. Safety and Health Committee
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2010),83(8),232-237 General Review in Japanese

The severity rate of accident in rubber product manufacturing industry is higher than the average of all manufacturing industries. This is due to more frequent access to hazards that lead to heavy accidents than the other industries and to relative insufficiency of safeguard in the industry. Taking some examples of accident with automated facilities which are liable to heavy accidents in rubber product manufacturing industry, the typical characteristics of deficiency on safeguard and their backgrounds are examined.

Keywords: Work Accidents in Rubber Industry, Automated Equipment, Independence of the Safety Related Parts, Stop Category, Risk Assessment System