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ID (ISN) del documento108147
Número CIS 08-546
ISSN - Título de la serie 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Brown G.
Título International OHS: Through the looking glass of the global economy
Información bibliográfica Jan. 2008, p.58-61. Illus.
Resumen In late 2007, a multinational group of occupational safety and health professionals travelled to Mexico to observe working conditions at a giant open-pit copper mine at the request of a trade union. The conditions were found to be poor. Levels of silica dust were particularly high. Dust collectors had been dismantled. The mine was also visited by Mexican labour inspectors who ordered the employer to implement a series of measures. The next step of this international occupational safety and health project will likely include filing a complaint by trade unions in Mexico and the United States. Efforts also are being made to raise funds for a more comprehensive health study of active and retired miners to determine the prevalence of respiratory diseases such as silicosis.
Descriptores (primarios) polvos en suspensión aérea; México; minas de cobre; papel de las organizaciones de trabajadores; inspección de trabajo; trabajos a cielo abierto
Descriptores (secundarios) responsabilidades de los empresarios; Estados Unidos; aspectos legales; sílice; infracción de las normas de seguridad; condiciones de trabajo; límites admisibles; responsabilidad penal; silicosis
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Generalidades sobre prevención
Broad subject area(s) Aspectos generales
Navegación por categoria(s) Labour inspection
Mining and quarrying
Criminal liability in OSH