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Document ID (ISN)104486
CIS number 05-569
Year 2001
Convention or series no. WP.167
Author(s) Andersen A.B.
Title Worker safety in the ship-breaking industries
Bibliographic information Sectoral Activities Department, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2001. vii, 65p. Illus. 45 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This working paper examines the current situation in ship-breaking and makes suggestions for possible improvements in working conditions. Contents: current practices in ship-breaking; implications for occupational safety and health and the environment; existing standards and practices; national and international initiatives; future requirements.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; plant safety and health organization; recycling of materials; shipbreaking
Descriptors (secondary) Bangladesh; China; India; Pakistan; scrap metal handling; harmful substances; environmental pollution; international agreements; legal aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Shipwrecking