We need a “Sustainable Approach to Transport”
Dec30

We need a “Sustainable Approach to Transport”

It is a fact that India has more road fatalities than elsewhere in the world. A 17-18% of these fatalities occur in the urban areas itself. This poses a serious threat as the country is rapidly urbanising. A recent evaluation of road traffic fatalities in Delhi shows that pedestrians and bicyclists accounted for 63 per cent of total fatalities, against 11.4 per cent for the country as a whole. Million-plus cities as well as small and...

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Are Robotic Mechanisms taking up our Driving Seats?
Dec30

Are Robotic Mechanisms taking up our Driving Seats?

Machines are replacing humans everywhere, and it is no wonder it happens in driving cars too. It is a good thing if autonomous cars come to streets, but what is the role of a man then? Won’t his driving skills perish and brain loose its manual thinking power if not used? People are benefited with the good things of self driving cars like avoiding accidents, no needing to worry about parking; traffic blocks, and allow those who are...

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Digging our own Graves!
Dec30

Digging our own Graves!

The article on Mass Extinction by Dr Shaju Thomas was insightful. It’s true that throughout history, extinctions have happened for comparatively mundane reasons. Even without asteroid impacts or human disruption, species are always dying out – the “unfit” in Darwin’s terminology, and being replaced. Scientists estimate that 99 percent of the species that ever existed no longer do. It’s a routine part of life on Earth. What’s...

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Appreciable Venture

The new look of Safety Messenger Magazine is appreciable. The new pattern looks easier for reading. As a regular reader of the magazine, I congratulate the whole team for the successful completion of a year and entering into the second phase. As you venture into new areas, I wish all success to spread your wings and to fly great heights in the years to come. S Saravananan, Chennai,...

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Indian Construction Needs Strict Safety Law Enforcement

Indian construction industry is still in its early years in terms of safety and health practices. The construction workers are one of the most Vulnerable Segment of the unorganized labour in our country. Workers being exposed to wide variety of serious OHS hazards the rate of fatal accidents in this industry is 4 to 5 times that of the manufacturing sector. The workers are exposed to a host of hazardous substances, which have a...

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