Work Accidents, Deaths And Diseases Essay

1066 Words Nov 30th, 2014 5 Pages
Work accidents, deaths and diseases, come from antiquity. Several reports of accidents, poisonings with substances and deaths are seen from Hippocrates, who is the father of medicine, Industrial Revolution, etc. In the period of the Industrial Revolution in England, in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of accidents and injuries related to work increased due to industrialization, use of primitive machinery, workforce represented by women and children mostly high work load, lack good working conditions, etc. However, in this time the concern about working conditions and social rights were not much reported. After the end of the First World War, because of the conditions which the workers were living and the large number of illnesses and deaths, was created in 1919 the International Labor Organization, which changed the rhythm of time in relation to standards and practices to protect the health of the Worker season. Currently, the ILO is a great reference to these issues of health and safety at work (Santos, Brasilia, pp. 21-23, 2011). In Brazil, Occupational Health issues stand out from the colonial period. The use of a workforce to manual labor was common at that time among the bosses and their workers, most were slaves and Indians. At that time, also had no concern for prevention of accidents and diseases, as well as social rights of workers / slaves of the time (Frias, p. 135, 1999). The Industrial Revolution in Brazil arrived a little late compared to Europe, but…

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