- well the first is the recent heat wave in India presently ongoing reported to have killed 1,100 people in less than a week "yea you read that right, people not animals" God and according to CNN the worst part hit is the Southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh where authorities say 852 people have died in the heat wave followed with 266 in a neighboring state of Telangana.
Before my next post I want you to quickly scale through recent disasters to show you the importance of what we are talking about. you might feel ah that does not concern me, it is not happening in my Country and it would not, well my dear if you continue treating the Environment the way you do then it is coming to you sooner than you think. OK let me not get carried away lest we divert. let us take a look at the disasters and the effect on the people:
People under the scotching sun photo by Altaf Qadri
Now who are the set of people who have been reported to have been hit the most, they are the poorer ones like the beggars, homeless and labourers of which Construction workers is said to have the larger chunk so far because they cannot abandon their jobs, they still have to survive even in the blistering heat according to CNN correspondent Malika Kapur.
Now let us be sincere with ourselves, who are the set of people with the lowest regards for the Environment...
Others are Texas and oklahoma flood which has resulted in the death of 6 people and 12 others missing, The Houston hard torrential rain on Tuesday which has been reported to have killed 19 people et al all this among other disaster we can not lay our hands on now. You can share your experience with us if any.
well I will leave that to you, the next time you decide to treat the Environment like you can do without it just remember that when the outcome of your actions reveals its ugly head it is going to hit you the hardest.
Now what can you do to avoid this-read our next post
World Safety and Health Day is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003.
28 April has also long been associated with the world's trade union movement's commemoration of the victims of occupational accidents and diseases.
Every year some two million men and women lose their lives through accidents and diseases linked to their work. In addition, there are 270 million occupational accidents and 160 million occupational diseases each year, incurring US$ 2.8 trillion in costs for lost working time and expenses for treatment, compensation and rehabilitation. Fatalities, accidents and illness at work are highly preventable and we have an obligation to act.
A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.
This year's theme is "Join in Building a Culture of prevention on occupational Safety and Health"
In simple terms this is just calling on all stakeholders, employers, executives, employees, HODs, Managers etc. to join the van of proactively acting towards preventing occupational accidents, injury, illness and even death and reducing it to its barest minimum
Look foreward to articles on why this is necessary and how it can be practiced.
Everyone everywhere needs safety, educate the people around you by sharing this and send your feedback please.