Falls are the leading cause of death for the construction industry in the U.S. On average between 150-200 construction workers die each year from falls. More than 100,000 workers are injured annually from fall accidents at construction work sites. This number is unacceptable and shows the importance of fall protection, prevention, and proper training is to saving lives and reducing injuries. On average between 150-200 construction workers perish each year as a result of fall accidents. More than 100,000 workers annually are injured because of fall accidents.
By doing so, the company avoided a hostile takeover, placed a significant portion of UCC 's assets out of legal reach of the victims and gave its shareholder and top executives bountiful profits. The company currently operates under the ownership of Dow Chemicals and states that the Bhopal disaster was "caused by deliberate sabotage". Some positive changes were seen following the Bhopal disaster. Other pesticide manufacturing companies such as the British chemical company, ICI, increased attention and awareness to health, safety, and environmental related issues following the events of that dreaded night. The subsidiary now spends 30–40% of their capital expenditures on environmental-related projects.
Accidents are a detrimental factor in many different industries and constitute a potential source of human loss, equipment damage and environmental impact. As the Petroleum refineries are generally acknowledged to be high hazard sites (Wood and Guenes, 2015) it is important to take into consideration that in a number of cases, the resulting fatalities and serious injuries can cost millions of dollars. The risk of accidents is associated with the presence of thousands of tonnes of oil into various product lines each year many of which are flammable, toxic to human health or toxic to the environment and under such conditions that an uncontrolled accident could have significant consequences to the immediate area (Christou, 1999). The consequences of such accidents cover various levels and may affect not only the industrial sites, but also have environmental and socio-economic impacts (Kadri, 2013). Every year, industrial accidents causes a number of deaths, injuries and property loss due to petroleum refining operations.
On October 24 of 1929, otherwise known as Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies went into scramble as they tried to balance the market. However, the next week, on “Black Tuesday”, the stock market had officially collapsed. By then, around 16,410,030 shares were traded in the New York Stock Exchange. Billions of dollars were lost and many citizens jobs were affected from the collapse.
The lives of a great number of people every year end as a result of traffic accidents. Authorities stated that at least one traffic accident occurs every minute in the Kingdome of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdome witnesses more than 7,000 deaths, and 39,000 injuries every year (Traffic Accidents Occur Every Minute in KSA, 13 March 2015). Traffic accidents resulted in great economic losses to victims, their families, and their countries. In this essay I will present methods for preventing traffic-related injuries and deaths.
Human Health Impacts in Haiti Before and After the 2010 Earthquake Introduction The 2010 earthquake that took place is Haiti can be considered one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Hundreds of thousands were either killed, wounded, or left displaced (Lichtenberger et al./2010). The earthquake had huge impacts on the health and well-being of Haitians, especially among women and children (Schuller, 2011). Unfortunately, Haitians were not strangers to health issues before the 2010 earthquake. Being the poorest country in the western hemisphere made dealing with the after effects of an earthquake worse than they had to be (DesRoches et al./2011).
The majority of road accidents are causing because of the lacking of people awareness. According to World health organization there were 1.25 million road traffic deaths globally in per 2013 , with millions more sustaining serious injuries and living with long-term adverse health consequences. There are several reasons behind the road accidents, among these one reason is ‘unfamiliar with the accident prone areas’ and another reason is ‘sleeping during travelling’. It will be helpful if somehow travelers are warned about the danger zones identified as accident prone areas. Accident prone areas refers to these areas where the percentage of road accidents is much high like Dhaka-Chittagong highway.
So many employees of railway companies and contractors have been killed since 1991 (HSE, 2005) and in the past years there has been only one year (1997) in which no track worker was killed at work (RSSB 2005:158). The modern workplace can be a dangerous place with many potential safety hazards adversely affecting both physical and psychological health (Levi 2011). The physical hazards are characteristics of the work environment that are extremely dangerous, it can either be because of the way in which the environment is designed, or because employees fail to follow safe practices. It is unfortunate that injuries and illnesses are far too common an occurrence in the workplace. They can be prevented, though accidents happen.
The costs may indulge lots of money for that employee regardless of the massive or minor injuries. However, not all company’s employers would bear the cost, usually they would claim from the insurance. 6.2 LOSES OF OUTPUT Due to the accident, mostly all production workers will be laid off or suspended whilst the investigation is carried out which also do include the losses of output that will be resulting from the workers being absent and things get pended. The company would suffer millions of losses per day and the reputation of the company will be a diminution. 6.3 LOWERED
Safety is the responsibility of each staff in construction industry and it is related to his association with surrenders whether it is people, machinery, equipment, resources, methods of operation or others. Safety is an established procedure that aims on accidents and work-related injuries prevention, which are not less importance than the production of work and its quality and cost. It has been acknowledged that 25–40 percent of fatalities in the world’s occupational settings are contributed by construction (ILO 2005). Furthermore, construction is generally one of the industries which fatal injuries happened most frequently and many researches and studies has shown that high percentage of fatal occupational injuries come from construction industry (Im