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When we look at the statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, it can be observed that in 2011, almost 540 fatal injuries at workplace were just due to fall in industries. In those scenarios where the height of the fall was known, almost 57 percent workers fall from a height of 20 feet or bit less than that. Out of these one in every four falls was from a height of about 10 feet or lesser than that. The industry deals with safety risks from activities such as roofing whereby workers are expected to take precautions for their own safety since not much can be done to maintain 100% safety. Enhancements to work at high heights such as scaffolds and ladders are also part of the risk since workers also slip and fall from them while in some cases the scaffolds and ladders fall causing deadly injuries to the workers using them. It is usually supposed that deadly falls are those where the victim falls from a height higher than three meters while in reality falls below this height can be deadly especially when the head hits the ground first.
According to Feld and Carper (2004), safety belts are regarded as the solution to falls in construction, but they only help to address falls in situations where the worker remains in a stationary position for a considerable period. It is not reasonable to provide a person painting a roof with a safety belt with no specific place to hook it. On the other hand, most construction managers rarely assess the experience of workers with regards to tasks requiring them to work in high heights to avoid paying higher costs. However, even with such evaluations, some workers may provide false information so as not to lose the job. Falls may also be associated with deep trenches on the ground that may be unknown to workers and without visible signs (Cheng, Kelly & Ryan, 2013).
Dust is a common health issue in construction since it creates from most of the activities involved such as excavation and loading,
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Blake defines accident ‘as any assurance that interrupts or interferes with the orderly progress of the project’. These accident can be prevented or reduced in number by ensuring safety program at job site and thereby reducing the cost of construction as well.
According to Pilling (2004), after eating in restaurants, food borne illnesses affect a substantial number of Americans each year (p.3). In restaurants, you can never know what type of food would cause illness after eating. This is because there are related facts that don’t available to the customers in the restaurants like ingredients of food, origin of ingredients, cleanliness of kitchens and qualities of employees.
According to HSE(Health and Safety Executive) statistics modern UK has
4 million enterprises in the UK, of which over 99% were classified as small (having less than 50 employees) and just 0.2% had over 250 employees. Overall, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) now employ nearly 60% of the workforce and 71% of enterprises have no employees.(HSE statistics2007)
Investments in safety can be of benefit to an organization in terms of greater employee satisfaction, loyalty, business respectability and act as an insurance against much larger financial outlays in the event of an accident as well as assisting in the prevention of
Safety professionals work in any place where employees are exposed to hazards. For example, individuals working in agriculture, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, construction and chemical industries are exposed to hazards that can interfere with their duties.
Furthermore, I would be able to understand my rights and responsibilities at my workplace improve work efficiency and have a say to the output of our country. I would also study OSHA short courses to gain more necessary skills.
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he current recordable incident rate, which is on an ever rising high, is stopped in its tracks thus guaranteeing the safety and well-beings of all workers in the place (Wilson et al., 2003). Investigating on all the barriers against achieving this goal should assist in giving