|Document ID (ISN)||102897|
|Convention or series no.
||Alcocer M., Forastieri V.
||Working and ambient conditions of child labour in agriculture: Broccoli, Guatemala
||Condiciones y medio ambiente del trabajo infantil en la agricultura: Brˇcoli, Guatemala [in Spanish]|
||ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 GenŔve 22, Switzerland, 2003. 135p. Illus. 43 ref.
||03-1688.pdf [in Spanish]
||In Guatemala, 90% of the growers employ children for the various tasks required in the growing of broccoli. Children start working at the age of five and are gradually trained to allow them to be assigned to all phases of production. 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 broccoli production were examined, followed by detailed evaluations of the various hazards to which children are exposed. Finally, recommendations are made for ensuring compliance with the law prohibiting the work of children under the age of 14.
||Guatemala; ILO; vegetables; child labour; risk factors; agriculture; conditions of work
||work organization; psychology and sociology; ergonomics; chemical hazards; climate, natural phenomena; biological hazards; mechanical hazards; physical hazards; plant safety and health organization; work study
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations