We are a developing nation where technology is growing fast. But the workers who toil hard in different factories and engineering workshops are deprived of their required safety. The safety issues provided for the workers are not properly maintained in these manufacturing units. A five-column lead picture of this newspaper testifies to this fact. There, we find a young worker who is working at a workshop in a hazardous situation. He is carrying on his duty without any shield over his face while the shower of sparks produced from the machine might damage his eyes at any careless moment.
The employer of the worker was supposed to provide him with the essential safety gears, but he miserably failed to do so which may be termed as a criminal negligence. This is a common sight both in urban and rural areas of the country where we find a mushroom growth of engineering workshops. Many accidents have already taken place in factories and workshops for lack of safety of the workers. In our country, the workshops' safety situation is horrifying by global standard. However, promotion of decent, safe, and healthy working conditions and environment has been a continuous objective of the ILO. As to why, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) has been passed to prevent workers from being killed or otherwise harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers.