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Document ID (ISN)68805
CIS number 97-463
ISSN - Serial title 1341-9145 - Journal of Occupational Health
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Matsuda S., Nguyen A.L., Jonai H., Nguyen V.H., Dinh H.T., Le V.T., Nguyen T.C., Hoang M.H., Phung H.D., Dang D.T.
Title A preliminary analysis of technology transfer and occupational safety and health in Vietnam
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.38, No.3, p.103-106. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract Vietnamese factories are now in the process of technology transfer. Their actual condition of occupational safety and health was studied cross-sectionally. Two hundred and forty-six workers in seven factories were investigated by a questionnaire as to their age, educational level, level of vocational skill, working conditions and occupational hazards. Younger workers, female workers, and workers with a lower level of education and of lower vocational skills were generally engaged in workplaces with new technology. Working conditions were more labour-intensive and more monotonous in workplaces using old technologies than those using new technologies. Traditional occupational hazards, such as noise, heat and dust, have been significantly reduced in workplaces with new technologies, but chemical hazards have been increased in those workplaces. Although general working conditions in Vietnam have been improved along with the introduction of new technologies from foreign countries, there are many problems to be solved. Further field studies are necessary to fully describe the actual situation.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; transfer of technology; Viet Nam
Descriptors (secondary) chemical hazards; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Transfer of technology