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:
|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|
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|
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.