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Document ID (ISN)110890
CIS number 10-0460
ISBN(s) 978-92-9049-503-1
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rodríguez C.A.
Title The ILO conventions on occupational safety and health: An opportunity to improve working conditions and work environments
Original title Los convenios de la OIT sobre seguridad y salud en el trabajo: una oportunidad para mejorar las condiciones y el medio ambiente de trabajo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Publications of the International Training Centre of the ILO, Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Torino, Italy, 2009. 337p. + CD-ROM .
Internet access Los_convenios_de_la_OIT.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract The purpose of this publication is to explain and promote ILO international labour standards for occupational safety and health in Latin America. It examines various ILO conventions on different subjects of interest. The history of each convention is reviewed, its contents discussed, and the situation concerning its application in various Latin American countries is examined. A CD-ROM which contains the publication in PDF format, as well as the texts of the conventions and of all the documents cited, is included.
Descriptors (primary) Latin America; ILO; occupational safety and health; conditions of work; international agreements
Descriptors (secondary) asbestos; chemical products; cancer; noise and vibration control; radiation protection; workers' participation; labour inspection; role of government; workmen's compensation; child labour; agriculture; fishing; mining industry; construction industry; health services; social aspects; legal aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) ILO standards
Cancer and carcinogens
Child labour
Construction industry and civil engineering
Labour inspection
Mining and quarrying
Workers' participation
Workers' compensation