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Safety

Electrical Safety

  • Saya U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF) joined the Electrical Inspectorate upon his return from his further studies in the USA.
  • The Chief Electrical Inspectors (e.g. U Aung Than) and Chief Engineers from EPC taught part-time at RIT.
  • Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War) has given several refresher courses at the Electrical Inspectorate on the various aspects of Electrical Power & Distribution.
  • Saya had also written articles on electrical hazards (e.g. electrocution, downed power lines).
  • 110-120V systems pose less risk to users than 220-240V systems.
  • Main and auxiliary circuit breakers, proper earth connections, and using electrical devices that are certified to conform to safety regulations can help minimize tragedies.

Tragedy

Sayama Daw Thida (RIT Physics) wrote :

1971 ကတည္​းက RIT မွာ တာဝန္​အတူထမ္​း​ေဆာင္​ၾကရင္​း ​ေမာင္​ႏွမ​ေတြလိုခင္​မင္​ခဲ့ၾကတဲ့
Civil Engineer ကို​ေအးဝင္​း​ေက်ာ္​ တစ္​​ေယာက္​ အဆုတ္​ကင္​ဆာကုသဖို႔
ျပင္​ဦးလြင္​မွာ ​ေဆးရံုတက္​​ေရာက္​ ကုသ​ေနတယ္​ၾကားရတဲ့အတြက္​ စိတ္​မ​ေကာင္​းျဖစ္​​ေနဆဲမွာပဲ သူ႔ကိုျပဳစု​ေနတဲ့သားႀကီးက မ​ေန႔ညက ​ေဆးရံုမွာ
ဓာတ္​လိုက္​ကြယ္​လြန္​​ေၾကာင္​း ၾကားသ္ိရ​ေလ​ေတာ့ ဘယ္​လိုအား​ေပးစကား​ေျပာရပါ့မလဲ မသိ​ေတာ့ပါ..

ကံစီမံရာနာခံၾကရတယ္​ဆို​ေပမယ္​့ ဒီ​ေလာက္​စိတ္​ထိခိုက္​စရာအျဖစ္​က​ေတာ့
မိသားစုနဲ႔ထပ္​တူူ​ေျဖမဆည္​ႏိုင္​ဆိုသလို ခံစားရပါတယ္​..

ဓာတ္​လိုက္​တဲ့ဇာတ္​လမ္​း​ေတြ ၾကားရတာမ်ားလာပါၿပီ..
တိုက္​တိုက္​ဆိုင္​ဆိုင္​ ခုရက္​ပိုင္​းမွာ သူငယ္​ခ်င္​းတစ္​​ေယာက္​က
Electrical Safety အ​ေၾကာင္​း ​ေဟာ​ေျပာ​ေပးခ်င္​​ေနတာမို႔
သူ႔​ေဟာ​ေျပာပြဲ​ျဖစ္​​ေျမာက္​​ေအာင္​ ႀကိဳးစားကူညီ​ေပးရင္​း
တာဝန္​႐ွိသူမ်ားကလည္​း ႀကိဳတင္​သတိထားကာကြယ္​၊
အမ်ားျပည္​သူ​ေတြလည္​း ​ြသိသင္​့ဂ႐ုျပဳသင္​့တဲ့အ​ေၾကာင္​းအရာ
​​ေတြကို သိၿပီး ဂ႐ုစိုက္​ ကာကြယ္​ႏိုင္​ၾကပါ​ေစ..
​ေဘးကင္​းၾကပါ​ေစလို႔ဆု​ေတာင္​းပါတယ္​..

  • Sad to hear the voice of Saya U Aye Win Kyaw recounting the “bad experience” that led to his son’s untimely death. He pleaded to the clinics and the hospitals to prioritize safety for the patients and their caretakers.
  • Saya U Myat Htoo (C68) sent me a voice message of U Aye Win Kyaw.

Traffic Safety

  • Traffic accidents happen and often result in injury and death.
  • They include the following
    (a) fender bender
    (b) multi-car crash
    (c) car hitting pedestrians
    (d) head-on collision
    (e) tumble & roll-over
  • They can be caused by
    (a) roads (which are designed or maintained properly)
    (b) drivers (not obeying traffic rules)
    (c) inclement weather
    (d) road rage
    (e) engine and mechanical failure
    (f) not land-worthy vehicles
    (g) unsafe tires
    (h) medical emergency (to the driver)
  • An alumni (Thein Htun Aung@Dennis Chee) gave a seminar on “Traffic control (e.g. how to design monitor and synchronize traffic lights).”
  • Many countries employ the “STOP” sign and the letters “STOP” printed on the road. The majority of drivers obey them. The minority are cautioned with citations.
  • Automobile associations and the volunteers for Public Safety give refresher courses for “Safe Driving”.

Food and Drug Safety

  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration) performs tests before certifying if a food or drug is safe to take.
    Dr. Khin Maung U retired as a Researcher of FDA.
  • There are departments to monitor if tap water is safe to drink.
    Some check if the claims for the “bottled water” are true.
  • Over the years, I have read “recall” notices (e.g. pickled tea leaves that have been prepared using “unsafe” dyes and chemicals).
  • During a visit to Yangon, a friend took me to his favorite restaurant. He handed to the Chef the oil bottle that he had brought from home to be used in preparing the dishes. He was implying that some cooking oils and cooking styles might be harmful.
  • May be our immune system has degraded over time. May be commercialism has overtaken the health concerns. I just hope that there are no malpractices in the preparation of food (e.g. ah thoke, ah kyaw, …).

Miscellaneous

  • Safety of buildings
    Extra safety for regions prone to natural disasters
  • Safety of toys
    Several children died due to unsafe toys
  • Safety of utensils

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