|Document ID (ISN)||110016|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational hazards and illnesses of Filipino women workers in export processing zones
||2008, Vol.14, No.3, p.333-342. 22 ref.
||In this study on occupational exposure and health problems among women workers in export processing zones in the Philippines, hazards were evaluated through workplace monitoring, survey questionnaires and interviews with 500 respondents (88.8% women) in 24 companies. Data were subjected to logistic regression analyses. The top five hazards were ergonomic hazards (of relevance to 72.2% of the workers), heat (66.6%), overwork (66.6%), poor ventilation (54.8%) and chemical exposure (50.8%). The most common illnesses were gastrointestinal problems (57.4%), backache (56%), headache (53.2%), and fatigue/weakness (53.2%).
||manufacturing industries; Philippines; conditions of work; women; health hazards; risk factors; electronics industry
||subjective assessment; small enterprises; migraine; physical workload; gastrointestinal diseases; hot workplaces; chemical products; backache; ventilation; questionnaire survey; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Philippines|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment