Working Conditions In The 1800s Essay

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In 1760 to 1820 or 1840 was the start of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, as textile workers in a factory, the working condition were not adequate for the workers. The working condition in textile factories such as cotton mills was excessively bad and particularly dangerous. Robert Owen and New Lanark who were factories owners, they provided better and safer conditions for their textile workers. Many other factory owners were not concerned with the health and prosperity of their workers. The only reason why was that because the owners were saying that it would cost too much money and it will reduce their own profits that they are making. The textile workers were exposed to a lot of danger every day. While workers were working with machines, …show more content…
The insurance at that time of history was really rare, most of the children did not have any insurance until they were 16 years old, thus if they had an accident or couldn’t work anymore, they have to find another employment of fight to survive with anything they could possibly find. Part of the life in mills were accidents which is what the owners usually said.In the year 1833, the government decided to have more inspectors in factories to see how workers were doing in the factories and if the works they had were extremely hard. This would also reduce the number of accidents. However, this idea was not very current because there were not enough inspectors for all the factories in every city thus the inspectors were not present at all time. The atmosphere in the spinning room was hot and very humid and this is because the atmosphere prevents the thread from breaking down. The atmosphere in the mills was very thick with a lot of cotton fluff, and this would block the eyes and throat of the workers. Also, textile workers were at a high level of risk, as time went, they had deformed ribs and chests. Workers were also at a risk of lung disease because they breathed dust, and fluff from the cotton in the mills.The floors in the mill were frequently covered in oil or water that came from the

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