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Safe community ...Professor and Researcher, Management, Accident Prevention & Social Security area,

  1. 1. POST PSYCHOSOCIAL TRAUMA and BURDEN DUE TO OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS & INJURY OF DISABLED Victims: Research Results for Establishing Safe Community Interventions  Dr M M Bagali, PhD, PhD in Safety Area, Professor and Researcher, Management, Accident Prevention & Social Security area, Coordinator, Research in Management, JAIN University, #319, 17th cross, 25th main, JP nagar, 6th phase, Bangalore 560 078. India Abstract 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. A population of more than 60 employee (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 Professionalisation 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
  2. 2. 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.