|Document ID (ISN)||110586|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Arphorn S., Chaonasuan P., Pruktharathikul V., Singhakajen V., Chaikittiporn C.
||A program for Thai rubber tappers to improve the cost of occupational health and safety
||May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.275-282. 9 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an occupational safety and health programme among rubber tappers involving training on self-care in order to reduce and prevent work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses. Data on costs for healthcare, prevention and treatment of work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses were collected among 49 rubber tappers by means of interviewer-administered questionnaires. It was found that after the implementation of the programme, there were significant reductions in the proportion of the injured subjects, the level of pain and treatment costs. The programme significantly raised health awareness among the tappers and in the community.
||safety consciousness; safety and health training; health programmes; rubber plantations
||Thailand; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; safety programmes; economic aspects
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||OSH in developing countries