|Document ID (ISN)||78592|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Journal on Environment, Health and Industrial Development
|Convention or series no.
||Saini R.S., Jaitli H.
||Beedi industry - Working for solutions
||June 2001, Vol.2, No.1, p.10-14. 12 ref.
||02-0731.pdf [in English]
||This article describes a survey carried out in the beedi industry in the city of Gwalior, India. The 75 respondents were all women, of average age 36 (13 to 75), having worked in the sector for an average of 14 years. Four suffered from asthma, 17 from chest pain and three from tuberculosis. All complained of breathlessness. Earlier studies report frequent miscarriages among women beedi workers due to the continuous squatting posture. Workers were found to have minimal awareness of their rights. Several recommendations are made for improving occupational health in this sector.
||small enterprises; women; conditions of work; tobacco industry
||India; informal sector; tuberculosis; squatting posture; employee rights; respiratory diseases; abortion; questionnaire survey; asthma
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Small and medium-sized enterprises