Occupational Health Needs of Nepal.
NIOSH 1975 Sep:5 pages
Nepal has only recently experienced industrialization. Plants built in the last few years have been designed and erected with expert help from Europe, and provisions have been made for fair to excellent methods of controlling personnel exposure to occupational hazards. However, the plants built a few years earlier provide workers or staff with almost no protection from environmental contaminants. Such protection is provided in the Nepal Factory and Factory Workers Act of 1959. The act provides for adequate ventilation, lighting and washing facilities, and safe arrangement of equipment, health provisions, proper labeling of materials, and first-aid care. One of the major problems is the general disregard of the use of personal protective equipment and the absence of machinery guards. As most people are not aware of the hazards, the manager or owner of a small undertaking is just as likely to be exposed to an unhealthy environment as are his employees or subordinates. The greatest need in Nepal at the moment from an occupational health standpoint is to educate all participants in the occupational community as to the nature of occupational hazards in the most effective and economical manner possible and as expeditiously as is feasible.
Standards; Legislation; Safety-education; Regulations; Laws; Codes; Rules; Accident-prevention; Safety-engineering; Safety-attitudes; Safety-personnel; Safety-training; Safety-programs;
Eighteenth International Congress on Occupational Health, Brighton, September, 1975, Office of Research and Standards Development, NIOSH, Rockville, Maryland, 5 pages