Did you know, 100’s of people die due to industrial accidents and lack of industrial safety?
At a recent industrial accident that took place in Vizag, Vishakhapatnam – Andhra Pradesh, India, 11 people died due to a chemical gas leak. Until today, 11 people have lost their lives and more than 1000 people have been hospitalized since they faced burning eye sensation, breathing trouble, and skin rashes as the outcome of the reaction of inhaling the chemical substances.
It is said that the leak took place due to technical glitch in a refrigerator unit which was connected to 2 styrene tanks at the plant.
A similar case took place in the year 1984 in Bhopal – Madhya Pradesh, India. A gas leak in a chemical factory killed nearly 15,000 people from in and around the area and affected around 6,00,000 workers.
Similarly, another recent gas leak case took place last year near Pune- Maharashtra, India where 21 workers were hospitalized due to a chemical gas leak. Since the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, India has seen around 10 chemical gas leak cases which have killed nearly 100’s of people.
In recent years, the industrial accidents of India have dropped by 50% between 2015 – 2018. But the number of injured people has increased by more than 3 times. In Vizag itself, there are nearly 3000 small industrial units 40% of which do not follow the safety and maintenance guidelines.
Hence, as you can see, safety mishaps have been leading to the loss of lives of innocent people. If only these mishaps had been taken care of by the safety norms, the life of those innocent people would have been saved. Organizations need to understand why safety is a prime concern and the foremost important thing to incorporate in the organization.
If organizations create a safe environment for the people to work, then people will be able to work freely. But if there are safety issues within your organization, there is a chance that people would not want to work with your organization because they don’t feel safe. Every organization must follow the safety guidelines and protocols for smooth functioning. Have you updated your safety standards in your organization?