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Document ID (ISN)61720
CIS number 94-130
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pandey R., Kanhere V.
Title Activists' handbook of occupational health and safety
Bibliographic information Society for Participatory Research in Asia, 42, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi 110062, India, July 1993. 223p. 95 ref. Price: USD 20.00.
Abstract The principal problems faced by the Indian workforce are described for the benefit of trade union activists, journalists, medical personnel and others working to improve occupational safety and health. Chapter headings: introduction; safety; physical hazards; how women and children are affected; chemical hazards; hazards of dust; case studies; prevention of health hazards; occupational health: a legal perspective; further information. The case studies cover agate working, sewer maintenance, garbage collection and hospital work. The chapter on legal aspects summarizes existing laws and their application in practice; it includes a list of notifiable diseases under the Indian Factories Act (CIS 89-701) and a list of occupational diseases under the Workmen's Compensation and Employees' State Insurance Acts. "Further information" provides the names of 13 resource institutions in India as well as a bibliography.
Descriptors (primary) India; occupational hygiene; occupational safety; dangerous work; chemical hazards; training material; role of workers' organizations; mechanical hazards; developing countries; physical hazards; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) refuse collection; children; manuals; training manuals; hospitals; work in sewers; jewellery manufacture; agriculture; causes of accidents; legislation; women
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Biological hazards
OSH in developing countries