|Document ID (ISN)||106939|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0788-4877 - African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
|Convention or series no.
||Ngowi A.V.F., London L.
||Action on pesticides under the programme on Work and Health in Southern Africa (WAHSA)
||May 2006, Vol.16, No.1, p.15-19. Illus. 39 ref.
||http://www.ttl.fi/NR/rdonlyres/CF7BBB4A-2980-4C03-924E-8943F8F8F6A5/0/African_Newsletter106.pdf [in English]
||Pesticides are increasingly used in developing countries, where they represent a particular hazard because of the vulnerable agricultural populations who are poor, illiterate and in poor health. As a result, the Work and Health in Southern Africa (WAHSA) programme has launched a project aimed at developing skills and resources to manage the health and environmental impact of pesticides in the region. This article reviews the objectives, activities and main achievements of the WAHSA project on pesticides.
||Africa; pesticides; exposure; agriculture; developing countries; safety programmes
||ILO; safety and health training; programme evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Tanzania, United Republic of; South Africa|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||OSH in developing countries