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Document ID (ISN)111449
CIS number 11-0031
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) London L.
Title Human rights and health: Opportunities to advance rural occupational health
Bibliographic information 1st quarter 2011, Vol. 17, No.1, p.80-92. 96 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; ethics; responsibilities; social aspects; international agreements
Descriptors (secondary) pesticides; literature survey; case study; developing countries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information
OSH in developing countries
Ethical issues