|Document ID (ISN)||102896|
|Convention or series no.
||Alcocer M., Forastieri V.
||Working and ambient conditions of child labour in agriculture: Coffee, Costa Rica
||Condiciones y medio ambiente del trabajo infantil en la agricultura: Café, Costa Rica [in Spanish]|
||ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. 111p. Illus.
||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.
||Costa Rica; ILO; coffee; child labour; risk factors; agriculture; conditions of work
||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
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations