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Yuvin Chinniah
Ph.D. (U of Sask.)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 2268 Fax: (514) 340-4086 Room: A-306.18

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

Occupational health and safety (OHS), industrial safety, safety of machinery, machinery risk assessment (ISO 12100, CSA Z432), machinery risk reduction methods (type A, B, C standards), safety in the design of machinery, standards and regulations on machine safety, condition-based maintenance for hydraulic systems, design of safety control systems using ISO 13849 and IEC 62061, design of electrical, electronic programmable, hydraulic and pneumatic safety control systems, lockout/tagout and other methods using CSA Z460 (control of hazardous energies in equipment), risk management for confined spaces, OHS in facility planning, OHS and continous improvement (Deming), robot safety (conventionnel and collaborative), OHS and Industry 4.0

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1600 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
  • 1605 Human factors engineering
  • 1703 Occupational safety

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Jocelyn, S., Ouali, M.-S. & Chinniah, Y. (2018). Estimation of probability of harm in safety of machinery using an investigation systemic approach and Logical Analysis of Data. Safety Science, 105, 32-45. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.01.018
Journal article
Haghighi, A., Chinniah, Y. & Jocelyn, S. (2018). Literature review on the incentives and solutions for the bypassing of guards and protective devices on machinery. Safety Science, 111, 188-204. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.07.010
Journal article
Karimi, B., Chinniah, Y., Burlet-Vienney, D. & Aucourt, B. (2018). Qualitative study on the control of hazardous energy on machinery using lockout and alternative methods. Safety Science, 107, 22-34. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.04.005
Journal article
Gauthier, F., Chinniah, Y., Burlet-Vienney, D., Aucourt, B. & Larouche, S. (2018). Risk assessment in safety of machinery: Impact of construction flaws in risk estimation parameters. Safety Science, 109, 421-433. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.06.024

Teaching

IND 1901 -First year industrial engineering project (ergonomic design of workstations)

IND 4109 - Maintenance and safety engineering

IND 8841 - Safety engineering

IND 6403 - Ergonomics and safety engineering

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Ph.D. Thesis (4)

    • Jocelyn, S. (2017). Estimation quantitative du risque lié aux machines en exploitant des rapports d'enquête d'accident et l'analyse logique de données (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2763/
    • Poisson, P. (2016). Analyse et évaluation de l'application du cadenassage sur des machines dans des entreprises du Québec (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2214/
    • Burlet-Vienney, D. (2015). Conception et évaluation d'un outil pour analyser et catégoriser les risques multifactoriels encourus par les travailleurs lors des interventions en espace clos au Québec (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1949/
    • Moatari Kazerouni, A. (2014). Integrating Occupational Health and Safety in Facility Planning and Layout Design (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1594
  • Master's Thesis (5)

    • Belmekki, T. (2017). Analyse des accidents graves et mortels engendrés par les machines mobiles (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2481/
    • Gonzalez Cortes, A.F. (2017). Prévention de risques en santé et sécurité du travail chez les chauffeurs-livreurs dans une compagnie œuvrant dans le secteur des gaz sous pression (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2547/
    • Sohani, M. (2013). Improvement of Risk Allocation Methods and Choosing PL and SIL for Safety Functions in Machine Industry by Using Fuzzy Logic (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1111
    • Jocelyn, S. (2012). Identification et réduction du risque pour les interventions de maintenance et de production sur des presses à injection de plastique en entreprises (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/802
    • Burlet-Vienney, D. (2011). Développement de connaissances sur la pratique et les spécificités du cadenassage dans le secteur des affaires municipales au Québec (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/678