Over the past years, workplaces have, on the whole, got considerably safer. In the early s, about 4, people in the UK died at work every year. By , that figure had fallen to But while serious injuries at work have been decreasing for men, there is evidence that they have been increasing among women. The gender data gap is again implicated, with occupational research traditionally focused on male-dominated industries.
Every year, 8, people in the UK die from work-related cancers. Over the past 50 years, breast cancer rates in the industrialised world have risen significantly — but a failure to research female bodies, occupations and environments means that the data for exactly what is behind this rise is lacking. Instead, we continue to rely on data from studies done on men as if they apply to women. Specifically, Caucasian men aged 25 to 30, who weigh 70kg. Of course, he does not. Men and women have different immune systems and hormones, which can play a role in how chemicals are absorbed.
Women tend to be smaller than men and have thinner skin, both of which can lower the level of toxins they can be safely exposed to. Chemicals are still usually tested in isolation, and on the basis of a single exposure. But this is not how women tend to encounter them.
Many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, miscarriages and lung diseases. If these women then go home and begin a second unpaid shift cleaning their home, they will be exposed to different chemicals that are ubiquitous in common products. The effects of these mixing together are largely unknown.
Most of the research on chemicals has focused on their absorption through the skin. But many of the ones used in nail salons are extremely volatile, which means that they evaporate at room temperature and can be inhaled — along with the considerable amounts of dust produced when acrylic nails are filed.
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The research on how this may impact on workers is virtually nonexistent. Part of the failure to see the risks in traditionally female-dominated industries is because often these jobs are an extension of what women do in the home although at a more onerous scale. Why does a brick have to be that size? In the UK, employers are legally required to provide well-maintained personal protective equipment PPE — anything from goggles to full body suits — to workers who need it, free of charge. The TUC found that employers often think that when it comes to female workers all they need to do to comply with this legal requirement is to buy smaller sizes.
Differences in chests, hips and thighs can affect the way the straps fit on safety harnesses.
When it comes to frontline workers, poorly fitting PPE can prove fatal. In , a British female police officer was stabbed and killed while using a hydraulic ram to enter a flat. She had removed her body armour because it was too difficult to use the ram while wearing it. Two years later, a female police officer revealed that she had had to have breast-reduction surgery because of the health effects of wearing her body armour.
After this case was reported, another officers in the same force came forward to complain about the standard-issue protective vest. But although the complaints have been coming regularly over the past 20 years, little seems to have been done. British female police officers report being bruised by their kit belts; a number have had to have physiotherapy because of the way stab vests sit on their body; many complain there is no space for their breasts.
This is not only uncomfortable, it also results in stab vests coming up too short, leaving women unprotected. Any woman who has ever been to the theatre knows what that means. This evening, the queue was worse than usual. Far worse. The obvious happened. Rather than rendering the toilets genuinely gender neutral, they had simply increased the provision for men.
However, if a male toilet has both cubicles and urinals, the number of people who can relieve themselves at once is far higher per square foot of floor space in the male bathroom than in the female bathroom. Women make up the majority of the elderly and disabled, two groups that will tend to need more time in the toilet. Women are also more likely to be accompanied by children, as well as disabled and older people. Women may also require more trips to the bathroom: pregnancy significantly reduces bladder capacity, and women are eight times more likely to suffer from urinary-tract infections.
In the face of all these anatomical differences, it would surely take a formal equality dogmatist to continue to argue that equal floor space between men and women is fair. Donison was writing as a male pianist who, due to his smaller than average hands, had struggled for years with traditional keyboards, but he could equally have been writing as a woman. Contact: Giuseppe Notaro. Contact: Dr. Avoki Omekanda.
Email: avoki. Location: College Station, Texas. Location: Nevsehir, Turkey. He will then answer questions from the attendees. This town-hall style webinar is meant to provide a forum for open dialog between members and PES leadership in order to improve the membership experience for all. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. This paper is selected as one of two PES prize papers among about papers published in all PES transactions over the past 3 years. The subject of the paper is about a new cable rating method for actual industry applications.
The usual way of rating the electric power cables is to compute the current such that the conductor temperature does not exceed the specified limit.
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The procedures for ampacity calculations are well established and are part of several international and national standards. However, in several countries, another restriction is imposed on the maximum current the cable can carry. This restriction limits the temperature rise at a point other than the cable conductor. The boundary can refer to the cable surface but also to the edge of the duct bank or a backfill.
The paper proposes new solutions to such problem including calculation of the dynamic ratings. It not only introduces a computational procedure to calculate ampacities based on boundary temperature restrictions but also illustrates how the new algorithm can be applied in practice for several cable design situations. George Anders is a president of Anders Consulting company in Toronto. For many years, Dr. It will include an overview of the work conducted by each of the groups who report to the larger technical committee from the current ESSB Chair, Curtis Ashton.
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