Domestic LPG Hazards: A Safety Management Perspective

Ramesh, V. M.; Sakthivel, R.
January 2013
SCMS Journal of Indian Management;Jan-Mar2013, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p108
Academic Journal
The paper discusses domestic LPG hazards in the wake of the recent LPG cylinder blasts in different parts of Kerala over the last 4 months views customer's perspectives and opinions on the issue. It begins with the milestones of history that mark the entry of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into households. Later, there is a discussion on what makes LPG more popular than conventional fuels which made kitchen worse than a battlefield. Conventional fuels (firewood, charcoal, cow dung cakes) definitely did harm human life bringing in a mountain of health problems in various stages of human life. The paper also looks into the reasons behind the success of LPG in India, the top manufacturers and the customer base. The study includes a survey conducted in Cochin to 500 women respondents on five major aspects namely, LPG Safety awareness, Knowledge of safety mechanisms to be used in case of an LPG hazard, Impact of the recent LPG Accidents, Customer satisfaction and Impact of existing Training Mechanisms. Its main objective is to highlight the need of effective training and communication in this scenario. Comprehensive success-oriented training is all about learning and not mere understanding. It includes methodologies that can strike a chord with human brains. It involves learning without compromising on logic and reasoning. More than studying, the learner gets an experience of true learning.


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