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Document ID (ISN)106939
CIS number 07-878
ISSN - Serial title 0788-4877 - African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ngowi A.V.F., London L.
Title Action on pesticides under the programme on Work and Health in Southern Africa (WAHSA)
Bibliographic information May 2006, Vol.16, No.1, p.15-19. Illus. 39 ref.
Internet access http://www.ttl.fi/NR/rdonlyres/CF7BBB4A-2980-4C03-924E-8943F8F8F6A5/0/African_Newsletter106.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Africa; pesticides; exposure; agriculture; developing countries; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; safety and health training; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTanzania, United Republic of; South Africa
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals
Safety programmes