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Document ID (ISN)102896
CIS number 03-1687
ISBN(s) 92-2-314293-8
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alcocer M., Forastieri V.
Title Working and ambient conditions of child labour in agriculture: Coffee, Costa Rica
Original title Condiciones y medio ambiente del trabajo infantil en la agricultura: Café, Costa Rica [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. 111p. Illus.
Abstract Coffee growing is an important activity for the Costa Rican economy. Both big and small plantations employ workers and their families, including children and adolescents. Considering that the work may have an effect on the children's physical and mental health, a study was conducted to determine their working conditions and to highlight the hazards they face. Firstly, the risk profiles of the various steps involved in coffee growing were examined, followed by detailed evaluations of the various hazards to which children are exposed. Finally, recommendations are made for the progressive elimination of child labour from coffee growing, where all tasks involve risks to their safety and health.
Descriptors (primary) Costa Rica; ILO; coffee; child labour; risk factors; agriculture; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; plant safety and health organization; noise; vibration; electricity; psychology and sociology; ergonomics; chemical products; emergency organization; personal protective equipment; fire prevention; work study; hazard identification; biological hazards; mechanical hazards; welfare facilities
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Child labour