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Title:
I, ROBOT: THE IMPACT OF AUTOMATION ON HEAVY INDUSTRY WORKER SAFETY IN INDIA

Authors:
Arjun Chandra

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Arjun Chandra
Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Dehli, India.

MLA 8
Chandra, Arjun. "I, ROBOT: THE IMPACT OF AUTOMATION ON HEAVY INDUSTRY WORKER SAFETY IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 2302-2310, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=170. Accessed Mar. 2019.
APA
Chandra, A. (2019, March). I, ROBOT: THE IMPACT OF AUTOMATION ON HEAVY INDUSTRY WORKER SAFETY IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 2302-2310. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=170
Chicago
Chandra, Arjun. "I, ROBOT: THE IMPACT OF AUTOMATION ON HEAVY INDUSTRY WORKER SAFETY IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 2302-2310. Accessed March, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=170.

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Abstract:
According to the conventions and core labour values of the International Labour Organization, a safe and healthy environment is the basic right of every individual worker. Yet these rights are seldom upheld in industries within capitalist economies. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that more than 125 million workers fall victim to occupational accidents and diseases in a single year. Of these, approximately 220,000 accidents turn fatal, around 10 million workers are left seriously disabled, and are more often than not denied immediate medical assistance, rendering them incapable of working further. The majority of these incidents occur in Third World nations, where 75% of the world's workforce resides (Asia Monitor Research Centre). These incidents are termed as occupational hazards; encompassing many types, including chemical hazards, biological hazards (biohazards), psychosocial hazards, and physical hazards. This paper analyses the occurrence of physical hazards in heavy industries which include the oil industry, shipping, and mining in India, the effectiveness and implementation of state policy and legislation to protect workers from such hazards and the role of automation in making work in heavy industries safer.