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Classification of various Collar Jobs
  • By: admin
  • Date: 12 Feb 2020
  • Labour Issues
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In India, Groups of individuals working are typically classified based on the collar colour they wear at work; these commonly reflect the occupation of an individual. For, e.g. the pink-collar worker is one who is employed in a job that is traditionally considered to be women's work. Below are some more classifications of various colour collar jobs:

 

  • Pink Collar: A pink-collar worker is usually a woman; men rarely work in a pink collar job. Pink Collar workers are educated and are provided with the skills through seminars, classes, training program, diplomas, or, and they have to continue to strive for advancement in their careers. The sectors mostly dominated by women are teaching, secretaries, beauty salon industry librarians, maids, receptionists, flight attendants and spa industry. But nowadays even men work in a pink collar job. Historically, women were responsible for handling the household course. The financial security of household women was taken care of by the male patriarchy. Divorced or widowed women struggle a lot to support themselves and their children. With the development of the educational system, women started to get more opportunities. Now, women aimed to be treated like the equals of their male counterparts.
  • Gold Collar: Gold collar workers are highly skilled workers with knowledge in their respective fields; they are also classified as white-collar workers. They ate different from the less experienced white-collar counterparts like bookkeepers, clerks. The colour gold applies to highly skilled professionals due to their skills and high demand in society. The gold collar professionals include Chartered Accountants, Surgeons, Lawyers, Engineers, Company Secretaries, etc.
  • Red Collar: The Government workers of all types that are procured from compensation received from the budget of red ink comes under the red collar jobs. The civil servants are regarded as red-collar workers with the red political power of China.
  • Grey Collar: The skilled technicians who are both blue and white-collar comes under the grey collar jobs. Information Technology workers are an excellent example of grey collar jobs. They are mainly white-collar but perform the tasks of blue-collar with some regularity or consistency, for. e.g. the engineers. The Grey collar jobs also include the old aged workers after their retirement.
  • New Collar: New collar jobs develop soft and technical skills that are needed to work in the modern technology industry through non-traditional and advanced educational ways.
  • No Collar: The artists who intend to privilege passion and personal growth over financial gain comes under the category of no-collar job. People who do not expect the payment for their work are included in no collar.
  • Orange Collar: Named after the orange jumpsuits commonly worn by inmates and Prison labours,
  • Blue Collar: Historically, blue-collar workers wear uniforms which are usually blue in colour and work in trade occupations. The workers who do their work manually or technically.
  • Green Collar: Green Collar Job includes the workers in a wide range of professions relating to the environment and renewable energy.
  • Black Collar: The manual labours of the industries who work in the process of mining or oil drilling comes under the black collar. It is also used to describe the workers involved in the illegal profession.
  • Virtual Collar: Robots performing several manual tasks, both physical as well as virtual.

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Measures to prevent most common Workplace Accidents

By: admin Labour Issues 18 Apr 2019

1). Trips, slips, and falls

 

Trips Slips and Falls amount for 1/3rd of all personal injuries are a top cause of workers’ compensation claims. The types of damages include head and back injuries, broken bones, cuts and lacerations, sprains and pulled muscles due to trips, slips, and falls.  

 

The common reasons for falls in the workplace are:

 

Slips - Wet or oily surfaces, occasional spills, weather hazards, loose rugs or mats and flooring that lacks the appropriate degree of grip.

 

Trips - Obstructed view, poor lighting, clutter, wrinkled carpeting, uncovered cables, uneven walking surfaces and bottom drawers not closed.

 

There are three keys to prevent these accidents due to trips, slips, and falls such as good housekeeping, good quality walking surfaces, and proper footwear. Also, employees should be reminded to pay attention to where they are going and observe there surrounding. They should also report areas where clutter, obstruction, spillage or damage have taken place.

 

2). Struck by any moving machinery

 

Machinery which is not adequately guarded is a potential safety risk. When a person or his body parts get stuck in or struck by moving parts or floating objects from machines without protective guards, the results are often devastating. The list of machinery-related injuries includes long and horrifying incidents of crushed hands and arms, severed fingers, blindness and much worse.

 

3). Transportation and vehicle-related accidents

 

Vehicle-related accidents are the most regular cause of fatal injuries in the agriculture industry, but they can be equally disastrous in industrial or manufacturing environments as well. Where there are equipment, vehicles and large trucks, vehicle-related accidents may take place. These include being hit or run over by a moving vehicle, falling from a vehicle, being hit by objects falling from a vehicle and getting crushed by or stuck under an overturned vehicle.

 

There are two types of vehicle-related accidents;

 

On the road - workers can be injured or may die after being hit or run over by a vehicle while repairing roads or other work in traffic region.

 

At the workplace - operators of vehicles and equipment can get injured or cause injury to pedestrians. 

 

4). Fire and explosions

 

Fires and explosions and account for 3% of workplace injuries and have the highest casualty rate of all probable workplace accidents. The cause for accidental fire and explosions in the workplace are, generally due to factors such as broken gas lines, poor pipefitting, improperly stored flammable substances or flames. The resulting injuries include varying degrees of burns and potential disfigurement and damage to the respiratory system.

 

The recommendation to help workers avoid fire and explosion injuries, every workplace must have an active alert system and evacuation plan in place to quickly inform everyone of hazards and emergencies, it is also necessary that material safety data sheets (MSDS) for chemical compounds should be kept handy and employees should always wear personal protective equipment.

 

This impacts on the employer financially, but the long-term effects on workers are often severe and potentially devastating.

 

Furthermore, RSIS (Repetitive Stress Injuries) are one of the fast-growing category injuries at the workplace and include more than 100 types of job-caused damages caused by wear and tear of the body. Both over-exertion and RSIS are severe to inhibit activities with devastating pain, not to mention severe impairment of movement. They may also eventually permanently impair a worker’s ability to perform his or her job.

 

The best way to protect the employees and help prevent accidents and injuries in your workplace is to take a comprehensive approach to workplace safety. It ensures employees have the proper and protective equipment and sufficient training to work, also ensure your facility is acquiescent with governmental and environmental regulations.

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