INTRODUCING A NEW HSE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR IRAN AIRPORTS (CASE STUDY: MEHRABAD AIRPORT)
Abstract. Nowadays, demands for air travel and transportation have become one of the undeniable human needs. On the other hand, negative effects of this technology on the human health and his environment have not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this research is to introduce a novel framework for HSE management of the airports of Iran. So, Mehrabad airport as the most important airport of the capital Tehran, was selected as the case study. In this research, by integrating William Fine’s procedure with other methods, the activities and operations in the airport were evaluated and the most important risks were carefully identified and weighted. Then, by preparing a atrix and integrating the elements of environment, Health and safety management risks, four tools of “prevention, reduction, transfer, and acceptance” were introduced to manage the risks of the airport. The results of the study showed that in Mehrabad airport, noise and air pollutions are above the limits allowed by the standards. Furthermore, some other factors such as ergonomic, thermal, mechanical and physical factors of the work environment as well as personnel activities showed some standard deviations. Therefore, corrective measures were proposed based on
medical reports and experts' viewpoints for each of them. By implementing the proposed framework in the airports of Iran, a major part of damaging factors will be recognized, entirely omitted or reached to the expected standard ranges.
Keywords: Mehrabad, Airport, HSE management, William Fine method.
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