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Document ID (ISN)102897
CIS number 03-1688
ISBN(s) 92-2-3-3A4293-8
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alcocer M., Forastieri V.
Title Working and ambient conditions of child labour in agriculture: Broccoli, Guatemala
Original title Condiciones y medio ambiente del trabajo infantil en la agricultura: Brˇcoli, Guatemala [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 GenŔve 22, Switzerland, 2003. 135p. Illus. 43 ref.
Internet access 03-1688.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Guatemala; ILO; vegetables; child labour; risk factors; agriculture; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; psychology and sociology; ergonomics; chemical hazards; climate, natural phenomena; biological hazards; mechanical hazards; physical hazards; plant safety and health organization; work study
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