According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) , the adjective industrial refers to what is pertaining or relative to the industry . The term also allows you to name the person who owns a factory or who lives from the exercise of industrial activities.
It is known as industry (from Latin industry) to all operations carried out with the intention of obtaining, transforming or transporting natural products. Industrial companies are responsible for transforming raw material into a type of product known as manufacture .
On the other hand, the industrial design It is a discipline that is dedicated to the creation and development of these industrial products, which are capable of being manufactured on a large scale and in series.
The industrial Revolution is the historical period that took place between the second half of the 18th century and early 19th century , where major technological, economic, social and cultural transformations were experienced. From the industrial revolution, industry and manufacturing activities replaced manual labor, since many productive processes that were previously carried out by human beings were mechanized.
Psychology and Industrial Safety
In a company that is dedicated to industrial development coexist a lot of factors that make up the work environment, they are the social, technological, political and cultural changes that lead to certain actions becoming obsolete. The worker is another of the components of this system who are directly affected by these factors, motivating him or by strengthening his abilities or rendering him defenseless and unskilled in the face of his work.
The industrial Security It is the multidisciplinary area that seeks to minimize risks in the industry, usually related to accidents that can even have a great environmental impact and affect entire regions. On the other hand, industrial safety protects workers, with appropriate clothing and medical controls.
Finally, we can mention that the industrial psychology it is the branch of the psychology that analyzes human behavior in the field of industry and work.
Industrial psychology is responsible for studying the relationship between these various factors and analyze the situation of employees, trying to know if the company is satisfying their needs and if they are providing physical and emotional security in the period they are working for the company.
It is necessary to point out that there is a strict relationship between psychology and industrial safety within a company since good management in both aspects, can lead to greater productivity (as various studies have shown).
In an industry it is not only important to have a security program that it be adapted to the times and the activity that develops but also the means to carry out the same; that is, that all employees are informed about what they should do in a case of risk and that the security system responds to the needs of these situations, for this reason it is essential that there is absolute communication between those in charge of security and administrative managers in order to propose a stability that responds to reality in which the company is located.
It is worth mentioning that the use of certain methods developed by psychologyLike logotherapy, they help production considerably because they help make employees feel comfortable with themselves and, therefore, make their best spirit available to the company; For all this, psychology is also strictly linked to production and the concern and investment of companies in better quality of mind of their employees can be a fantastic strategy to boost their own development.