|Document ID (ISN)||111449|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Human rights and health: Opportunities to advance rural occupational health
||1st quarter 2011, Vol. 17, No.1, p.80-92. 96 ref.
||Human rights discourse is rarely used to shape professional standards for health and safety. Yet there is much potential for synergy by applying human rights approaches to workplace safety and health, and professional ethics. A review of international treaties confirms an extensive articulation of the right to workplace health and safety. A case study of pesticide exposure risks to small farmers in developing countries illustrates the links between human rights, occupational health practice and professional ethics. Occupational health professionals have a responsibility to assist in the realization of workers' occupational health rights, particularly by promoting meaningful participation of those affected by hazardous exposures. Human rights approaches may assist the prevention of work-related morbidity.
||conditions of work; ethics; responsibilities; social aspects; international agreements
||pesticides; literature survey; case study; developing countries
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Safety and health information
OSH in developing countries