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  • 1. Did you know?
  • 2. Did you know
    • that every year 2.2 million people die every year from work-related accidents and deaths?
    • - ILO 2005 Estimate
  • 3. Did you know
    • that in Latin America and the Caribbean alone, it is estimated that 36 occupational accidents occur every minute resulting in 300 deaths per day?
    • - ILO 2005 Estimate
  • 4.  
  • 5. April 2005
    • Technician killed in massive explosion at Long Pond
    • “ The dead man , who suffered major injuries all over his body, has been identified as 23-year-old Kajel Insang of a Jackson Town address in the parish. The other man , whose identity has not been ascertained, has been admitted to the Falmouth Hospital .”
    • – Jamaica Gleaner , April 1, 2005
  • 6. April 2005
    • “ An Appleton Estate worker was killed in a freak accident yesterday when he reportedly fell into a sugar bin at the factory in Siloah, St. Elizabeth.”
    • – Jamaica Gleaner , April 22, 2005
    Family of Lloyd Campbell the sugar worker who was killed in the accident Source: Jamaica Observer
  • 7. September 2005
    • “DEATH TRAP - Three workmen killed in JPS well …three of the men did not live to complete the job, as 'the hole' took their lives and attempted to snuff out two others .”
    • – Jamaica Gleaner , September 11, 2005
  • 8. February 2006
    • “ The Management of West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) has launched an investigation into what caused an explosion at their Kirkvine plant on Friday, seriously injuring at least one worker .”
    • – Jamaica Gleaner , Tuesday, February 26, 2006
  • 9. February 2007
    • “ A family is mourning the loss of their beloved relative after he died in hospital on Sunday from injuries he sustained inside a mechanical concrete mixer at Newport West in Kingston…McKenzie was cleaning the inside of the concrete mixer when it was switched on .”
    • – Jamaica Gleaner , Tuesday, February 27, 2007
    Richard McKenzie Source: Jamaica Gleaner
  • 10. August 2007
    • “One of two employees of a contractor working with the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd. (JPS), who was electrocuted while carrying out emergency repair work for the light and power provider at the Tredegar Substation, has died in hospital .”
    • – Jamaica Gleaner , Friday, August 24, 2007
  • 11. October 2007
    • “ A man yesterday fell about 100 yards from the roof of the Pavillion Mall in Half -Way- Tree while effecting repairs to the leaking roof .”
    • – Jamaica Observer, Friday, October 12, 2007
  • 12. March 2008
    • “ A construction worker was yesterday crushed to death and three others injured when an embankment under which they were digging a foundation for an apartment complex collapsed on Donhead Avenue in Liguanea, St Andrew.”
    • - Jamaica Observer, Tuesday, March 11, 2008
  • 13. July 2009
    • “ A casual employee of Kingston Container Terminal was killed in a vehicle rollover accident on Tuesday morning at the Kingston Wharf.”
    • – July 29, 2009, safetynews.co.uk
    • “ Mr. Fennel was driving a piece of equipment when it overturned and he was trapped. He died on the spot .”
    • - July 28, 2009, radiojamaica.com
  • 14.  
  • 15. Did you know
    • that it is estimated that approximately 20,000 cancer deaths and 40,000 new cases of cancer each year in the U.S. are attributable to conditions at work?
    • - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 16. or that
    • the ILO estimates that approximately 340 000 workers die every year from exposure to hazardous substances at work?
  • 17. OSH professionals
    • Anticipate
    • Recognize
    • and
    • Evaluate
    • hazards in the workplace
  • 18. OSH professionals also
    • Develop
    • Design
    • Implement and
    • Manage
    • solutions to OSH challenges in the workplace
  • 19.