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

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
Conference paper
Jocelyn, S., Chinniah, Y., Ouali, M.-S. & Yacout, S. (2020). Application of logical analysis of data to prevent machinery-related accidents. Paper presented at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC 2016), Anaheim, CA, USA (pp. 813-818).
Conference paper
Hamdavi, S., Danjou, C. & Chinniah, Y. (2019). A conceptual framework for improving the safety of machinery based on industry 4.0. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference CIGI QUALITA, Montreal, Qc.
Journal article
Haghighi, A., Jocelyn, S. & Chinniah, Y. (2019). A holistic assessment tool to estimate the probability of bypassing safeguards on machinery. Safety Science, 120, 561-574. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.08.009

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 (6)

    • Karimi, B. (2019). Understanding the Control of Hazardous Energies on Machinery: Using Lockout and Alternative Methods in Organizations and Developing a Self-Audit Tool (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/4068/
    • Sekkay, F. (2019). Portrait de la santé musculosquelettique et analyse ergonomique du travail pour les conducteurs de poids lourds transportant des matières dangereuses (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/4069/
    • 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