|Document ID (ISN)||108147|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
|Convention or series no.
||International OHS: Through the looking glass of the global economy
||Jan. 2008, p.58-61. Illus.
||In late 2007, a multinational group of occupational safety and health professionals travelled to Mexico to observe working conditions at a giant open-pit copper mine at the request of a trade union. The conditions were found to be poor. Levels of silica dust were particularly high. Dust collectors had been dismantled. The mine was also visited by Mexican labour inspectors who ordered the employer to implement a series of measures. The next step of this international occupational safety and health project will likely include filing a complaint by trade unions in Mexico and the United States. Efforts also are being made to raise funds for a more comprehensive health study of active and retired miners to determine the prevalence of respiratory diseases such as silicosis.
||airborne dust; Mexico; copper mining; role of workers' organizations; labour inspection; opencast work
||responsibilities of employers; USA; legal aspects; silica; disobeying safety instructions; conditions of work; permissible levels; criminal liability; silicosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Mining and quarrying
Criminal liability in OSH