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Document ID (ISN)108497
CIS number 08-773
ISBN(s) 978-92-2-320740-3
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Acuña Esquivel C.R., Forastieri V.
Title Work improvement in neighbourhood development - Training programme on occupational safety, health and working conditions on small farms
Original title Mejores trabajos para el desarrollo comunitario - Programa de formación en seguridad, salud y condiciones de trabajo en la pequeña producción agrícola [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. 130p. Illus. + CD-ROM.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract Aimed at small farms in Central America, this manual proposes solutions for improving working conditions. It was edited within the framework of the WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) programme. Six main themes are reviewed: materials handling and storage; design of tools and workplaces; safety when using machinery; work environment and control of dangerous substances; worker welfare facilities; work organization. The 52 aspects analysed are addressed according to a common format: advantages for workers; possible improvements; promoting cooperation; additional suggestions; points to keep in mind. A checklist allows workers to verify the current situation with respect to each question and to propose improvements. A CD-ROM containing the manual in PDF format is included.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; Latin America; training material; agriculture; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) welfare facilities; work organization; machinery; ergonomics; cooperation; training manuals; limitation of exposure; glossary; check lists; hand tools
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Small and medium-sized enterprises