safe community initiatives
Oral Research paper Presentation
POST PSYCHOSOCIAL TRAUMA and BURDEN DUE TO OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS
& INJURY OF DISABLED Victims: Research Results for Establishing Safe
Dr M M Bagali, PhD,
PhD in Safety Area,
Professor and Researcher,
Management, Accident Prevention & Social Security area,
Head, Research in Management,
#319, 17th cross, 25th main,
JP nagar, 6th phase, Bangalore 560 078. India
Accident prevention and Safety Promotion is important for safe community. If all
have to leave happy life, than Safe community should be established.
Professionalization of Industrial Social Work role is immense in such situation.
To critically study POST-TRAUMA PSYCHOSOCIAL BURDEN DUE TO
OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS & INJURY OF DISABLED WORKERS at workplace and
issues of Social Welfare. The intervention was done at 3 stages: (a) knowing how
they felt immediate after the incidence (post-responses), (b) after few days of
hospitalization (in hospital), and (c) presently after the incidence, i.e. after long
span of time and before joining back to work.
A population of more than 60 employees (Major Disabled Victims) from five
industries involving all the MDI was the focus group. MDI, major disabling injury,
cause much after math difficulties & lead to lot of adjustmental problems for the
worker(s) at work place, and family living, thus, MDI was of crucial in studying. It
was also felt the need for Professionalization of Industrial Social Work: An Arena
to practice, and how it has to be undertaken.
The results with corresponding value showed a high level of significant relation
between accident, resultant injury and post- trauma psychosocial burden
undergone. Infact, there was high level of significant co-relation between injury,
burden and difficulties undergone, especially for those families with lack of
better economic standing. Psychological disturbance was experienced much
during hospitalization & at home, with high symptoms of irritability, depression,
nightmare, worry and anxiety provoking behaviors. Infact, on sociological area,
there was lot of disturbance in family social relation, daily activity, high level of
helplessness & more dependency.
Since, accident, injury & after-math burden faced is always damaging to the
person (victim), family members and dear ones, there is a greater need for
proper psychosocial rehabilitation program, than financial payments. The pains
experienced are more than any payments done to heal the suffering and cant be
substituted by any monetary support. The role of a separate person, especially, a
person from the background of Rehabilitation is looked for. And, PISW….
Professionalisation of Industrial Social Work role is immense & timely in such
situation, because by virtue of training in psychosocial area by PISW,
psychosocial welfare of affected ones & their families can be taken care off to
greater extent. The research strongly supports the importance of Psychosocial
help rather than financial help in building a healthy winning workplace, thus,
creating an organization to work with. The paper places high standards on the
role that PISW would be rendering for greater Social Welfare of the disabled
victim. If the situation is similar at other Asian- Pacific countries, then the
present paper will be of great help for discussion and finding concrete solutions.
A movement in this direction throughout ASIA will be an apt step by all SOCIAL
WORKERS in joining hands and relieving the sufferings of the disabled working
class and Post trauma Management.
Dr. M M Bagali, PhD in Safety Promotion and Post Doctoral in Safe Community, is
Full Professor and Researcher, Management, Accident Prevention & Social
Security area, Head, Research in Management, JAIN University, India. Several
empirical papers published in Safety promotion. He has global certification from
Safe Community Society and trained in Accident prevention and safety promotion
areas. He guides PHD level work in the area of Safety promotion and Safe
community interventions. Is actively engaged in Post-doctoral projects
sponsored by Ministry of HRD, Government of India, in safety & accident
prevention. Published number of papers in injury prevention area, presented
papers in Conferences and workshop.
Is active member, Safe Community movement in India, and campaigning for safe