Risk Assessment by Fine-Kinney Method (FKM) in an Academic Department Involving Advanced Research Laboratories and the Cost Analysis for the Safety Measures


Güney G., Dölgen D.

5th International Antalya Scientific Research and Innovative Studies Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 26 - 29 July 2023, pp.622-631

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.622-631
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The occupational health and safety (OHS) studies were performed in an academy building and its annex, including research labs in this study. The risks that threaten the health of employees and the necessary safety measures to be taken against the risks have been determined in the working areas. The risks have been identified according to the relevant legal regulations to which the institution is subject and Fine-Kinney Method (FKM) studies have been carried out on these risks. The risks are discussed in four main groups (physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic) for all working areas. Within the scope of FKM; the sources of danger in the working areas were observed, the possible accidents were determined, the people who could be affected were found, and then a risk value was calculated. The calculated risk value was put into an urgency ranking according to the evaluation scale of FKM. The current safety measures taken against the risk are listed and the necessary security measures to be taken against the risk are specified. After the cost analysis of the determined safety measures, necessary corrections were made in the working areas immediately. After the corrections were made, a risk assessment study was made again and the risk scores were recalculated. It was observed that the risk scores in the working areas decreased after the deficient safety measure was completed. 

Keywords: accident, danger, Fine-Kinney Method (FKM), occupational health and safety (OHS), risk.