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Advancing worker health and safety in the developing world.

Authors
Rosenstock-L; Cullen-MR; Fingerhut-M
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2005 Feb; 7(2):132-136
NIOSHTIC No.
20032140
Abstract
Objectives: Working conditions in the developing world seldom meet the minimum standards required by international agencies. This article addresses some of the major obstacles to occupational and environmental health and suggests methods by which they can be overcome. Methods: International agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) offer a number of programs that address the problem. Results: The results of international efforts to date have been disappointing. There is a need for renewed efforts on the part of international agencies and the developed countries. Conclusions: Occupational health and safety can be advanced in the developing world with modest funding of innovative programs.
Keywords
Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-health-services; Occupational-medicine-programs; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-programs
Contact
Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH, UCLA School of Public Health, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20050201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
lindarosenstock@ph.ucla.edu
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
DC; CA; CT
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