Occupational health problems, Mechanical Engineering

Occupational Health Problems

Various health problems have been found to be rooted in type of work, equipment and Workplace. It was eighteenth century while definite observations were made that worker suffered by work specific diseases. The occupational diseases were found to have relations with handling of harmful materials, along with irregular or unnatural movements of the body and the environment where the worker worked. In the nineteenth century the industrial revolution brought such types of changes as introduction of inanimate power to replace ban and animal power and as well substitution of machines for people. The steam power which replaced animal power posed new threats of injuries that could at times turn fatal. Introduction of new methods for converting raw materials as well opened risks of injuries and diseases. A far reaching consequence of industrial revolution was organization and specialization of work resultant in division of work.

The specialization not fortunately resulted in boredom and inattentiveness causing raise in workplace accidents. The pioneer efforts in the area of occupational safety were encouraged by specific health problems. Lung problems in coal miners were perceived as main health problem in 1800s. The problem was overcome by giving good ventilation and reducing number of working hours. Though, the problem recurred in the starting of twentieth century both in Great Britain and USA. The resurgence of these problems invited various Governmental and legislative reforms in occupational safety. The coal mining worldwide has posed problems of health and accidents. Roof collapse and flooding has caused many deaths. Efforts by technology, legislation and enforcement are continuously made to create mining operation safe.

Posted Date: 1/25/2013 6:37:53 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Occupational health problems, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Occupational health problems, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Occupational health problems Discussions

Write discussion on Occupational health problems
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

LASER BEAM MATERIAL PROCESSING   Light Amplification of Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is generated when a lasing medium is excited by a source of energy. Gases li

An open-loop control system has the following state-space model: (a)  Determine the characteristic equation for the open-loop control system. (b)  Determine the characte

STEAM ENGINE MAIN PARTS:    Connecting Rod: It connects cross head with crank on other side.    Crank Shaft: It is output shaft on which the mechanical power which is a

How would you say environmental studies are multidisciplinary nature?

We provide you with some information about the control of the QR Instability Problem Cascaded P Control   PLEASE THE TASK We would like you to do an indepth

Q .  Determine MI of unequal angle section 15cm × 10cm × 1.5cm with longer leg vertical and is flange upwards. Figure Sol. :                      A 1 = 10 ×


what are the limitations of group technology and life cyle issues in group technology

A number of heavy items are to be off-loaded from a Heavy-Lift Ship and placed on a series of "support assemblies" on the quayside to await transportation by road to their destinat