Occupational health and safety in the biofuels industry: The Case Study of Small Scale Biodiesel Plants in Gauteng Province, South African

Sebonkile C. Thaba, Charles Mbohwa, Anup Pradhan

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Abstract

The main aim of the study is to investigate the occurrence of the health and safety in the small scale biodiesel industries Gauteng Province, South Africa. This study show case the importance of occupational health and safety in South Africa small scale biodiesel plant. Many large companies do not only comply with the rules and regulations of the health and safety campaigns, but also take their worker to continuous trainings concerning the health and safety. With smaller producers of biodiesel, they do not have the resources that major producers do have for addressing compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration workplace safety standards. The study was conducted in South Africa by visiting 35 plants that are situated in four different provinces namely Mpumalanga, Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. The study used questionnaires, interviews and observations to collect data on the biofuel plants. The findings were the results of the methods used to gather data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCECS 2015 - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2015
EditorsCraig Douglas, Jon Burgstone, Warren S. Grundfest, Jon Burgstone, Craig Douglas, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages940-944
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404725
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2015 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 21 Oct 201523 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
Volume2220
ISSN (Print)2078-0958

Conference

Conference2015 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period21/10/1523/10/15

Keywords

  • Biodiesel plants
  • Biofuels
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Small micro and median enterprises (SMME's)
  • Small scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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