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Document ID (ISN)110586
CIS number 10-0161
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arphorn S., Chaonasuan P., Pruktharathikul V., Singhakajen V., Chaikittiporn C.
Title A program for Thai rubber tappers to improve the cost of occupational health and safety
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.275-282. 9 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; safety and health training; health programmes; rubber plantations
Descriptors (secondary) Thailand; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; safety programmes; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Rubber industry
OSH training
Safety programmes
Economic aspects