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ID (ISN) del documento111389
Número CIS 11-0013
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Kriebel D., Jacobs M.M., Markkanen P., Tickner J.
Título Lessons learned - Solutions for workplace safety and health
Información bibliográfica Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Ave., Kitson 210, Lowell, MA 01854, USA, 2011. iii, 129p. Illus. Bibl. Ref. Price: USD 40.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Acceso Internet Lessons_learned.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen This report presents six case studies that illustrate systemic failures to protect workers, communities and the environment such as: immigrant workers killed and severely burned in house fires caused by the chemicals used to refinish wood floors; health care workers, hotel housekeepers, as well as meat and poultry workers disabled by back injuries and other musculoskeletal strain from long hours of awkward postures and repetitive movements; long and avoidable delays in the scientific and legal proceedings used to set health standards protecting workers from cancer-causing chemicals. The report identifies seven high-priority strategies for making workplaces safer. While improved regulations and enforcement are clearly needed, there are many other opportunities to improve workers' health and safety. A key conclusion is that work-related injury and illnesses could be prevented if chemicals, production processes and technologies were designed with worker health in mind. "Prevention through design" initiatives are now being used to design buildings that eliminate hazards and make jobs, products, and materials inherently safer.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; inspección de trabajo; ejecución de la ley; papel de los poderes públicos; infracción de las normas de seguridad
Descriptores (secundarios) substancias inflamables; enfermedades del aparato locomotor; personal de intendencia y de restauracion; personal domestico y afines, limpiadores; trabajadores emigrantes; industria de la carne; personal de los servicios de salud; industria hotelera; casos mortales; estudio de caso; informe
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
Tema(s) Generalidades sobre prevención
Broad subject area(s) Aspectos generales
Navegación por categoria(s) Cleaning work
Hotels and restaurants
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services
Industria alimentaria
Workplace health promotion