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Accidents and Method of Prevention in Housekeeping

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:

CausesTotal Accidents
 Others in machinery not moved by mechanical power199
Use of hand tools1590
Struck by falling bodies2524
Persons falling from height479
Persons falling on the flat1041
Persons falling into pits, excavation etc.146
Stepping on or striking against objects4981
Handling goods or articles2610
Others3249
Totals16,819

 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.CausesTotal Accidents
1Others in machinery not moved by mechanical power
2Use of hand tools11
3Struck by falling bodies27
4Persons falling from height8
5Persons falling on the flat15
6Persons falling into pits, excavation etc.2
7Stepping on or striking against objects33
8Handling goods or article78
9Others59
 Totals233

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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