Foundry work is the process of making a metal casting of an object by pouring molten metal into a mould. The mould is made using a pattern of the article required. In some cases, the mould contains a core that determines the dimensions of any internal cavities. Foundry industry deals with hazardous operations which are resulted as high risk area for past 10 decades. Identifying the risk and controlling the risk within the standards in Occupational health and safety aspect is more difficult in foundry. The purpose of this project is to describe the steps involved and the method of identifying and controlling various health and safety Risks, defining a method to priorities the identified risk and identify the significant ones, related to manufacture and supply of castings and related support activities.
My project is to find out various hazards and suggest action plan and recommendations associated with the Foundry using the hazard evaluation and risk assessment technique. For any industry to be successful it should meet not only the production requirements, but also maintain the highest safety standards for all concerned. The industry has to identify the hazards, assess the associated risks and bring the risks to tolerable level on a continuous basis. Foundry operation being a hazardous operation has considerable safety risk to foundry. Unsafe conditions and practices in foundry lead to a number of accidents and causes loss and injury to human lives, damages the property, interrupt production etc.