|Document ID (ISN)||77040|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Manganese - A public health concern: The relevance for occupational health and safety policy and regulation in South Africa
||Apr.-June 2000, Vol.6, No.2, p.151-160. 53 ref.
||Concerns about the effects of low-level manganese exposures on human health arise at a time when South Africa finds itself in competition with newcomers to the market economy, China and the former Soviet Union. This case study illustrates how decisions about occupational health and safety and the environment are influenced by incompleteness of scientific knowledge, competing interests, differences over what is fair or just, and the compartmentalization of public policy. In addition, an assessment is made of the ability of the occupational health and safety system in South Africa in its current form to address the challenges posed by manganese-related issues. The importance of tracking developments abroad, strengthening participatory processes, developing national policy, linking economic policy and OHS policy, and establishing appropriate trade agreements is stressed.
||threshold limit values; South Africa; manganese; occupational safety and health
||economic aspects; public OSH institutions
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||South Africa|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational exposure limits