Date Added: Jan 2011
During the second half of the eighteenth century, the need for improving the techniques and organization of production was more acutely felt. The changes in the methods and organization of production have led to the development of the industrial economy. The industrial revolution made its beginning in England and later spread to other countries. The industrial revolution brought in new inventions of machines and techniques of production which changed the ways of man's living and thinking throughout the world. The industrial revolution and the consequent industrialization have brought in lot of hazards and risks to the industrial workers. The advancement in science and technology have paved way for more and more complex and hazardous industries which further increase the risk to the industrial workers.