Accidents and Method of Prevention in Housekeeping

Statistics of accidents suggests the items of poor housekeeping and from them we infer the. methods to prevent them Therefore they are given below.

Statistics and Causes of Poor Housekeeping:

Causation No. 10 to 15 give accidents due to 

  • Hand tools 6.9%,
  • Persons falling 4.64%
  • Falling bodies 9.5 %
  • Stepping on or striking against object 10.77%
  • Handling good/ articles 12.89% and
  • Others 18% thus total 62,71 % out of 100%

This clearly indicates that more than 62% accidents in India were due to the causes of poor housekeeping.

Considering Causation No. 123 to 131, the accidents figures are as follows:

Causes Total Accidents
 Others in machinery not moved by mechanical power 199
Use of hand tools 1590
Struck by falling bodies 2524
Persons falling from height 479
Persons falling on the flat 1041
Persons falling into pits, excavation etc. 146
Stepping on or striking against objects 4981
Handling goods or articles 2610
Others 3249
Totals 16,819

 Comparing with the total of all accidents 33716 this gives 49.88% this clearly indicates that about 50% accidents in Gujarat were due to the causes of poor housekeeping.

Accidents and Method of Prevention in Housekeeping:

The figures of 1986 of one district are given below as a sample study: 

S. No. Causes Total Accidents
1 Others in machinery not moved by mechanical power
2 Use of hand tools 11
3 Struck by falling bodies 27
4 Persons falling from height 8
5 Persons falling on the flat 15
6 Persons falling into pits, excavation etc. 2
7 Stepping on or striking against objects 33
8 Handling goods or article 78
9 Others 59
  Totals 233

Comparing with the total of all accidents 620 this gives 37.6%. This clearly indicates that more than 37 accidents in a sample district were due the causes of poor housekeeping.

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