Children at Work: Health and Safety Risks

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International Labour Organization, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 169 pages
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This second edition of this useful and informative book provides an approach to the protection of children through the development of a programme on occupational safety and health specifically addressed to working children. It illustrates how this can be done within a framework of a national policy aimed at the elimination of child labour. This new edition takes account of the provisions of the ILO's Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182), covering work that is likely to harm the health, safety and morals of children, and presents updated information on health and safety risks, and current studies, including examples of successful responses.As with the previous edition, it also includes procedures to identify hazardous working conditions, and offers advice on developing improved methods and instruments to assess and protect the health of working children. It supplies basic information and guidance for the general reader, as well as valuable reference material for physicians and others on possible child-related occupational diseases. ILO books are available through Brookings only in North America.

 

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Contents

3 Sources of information on the health of working children
9
Occupational hazards for working children in specific occupa
21
Strategies to address child labour from a health
87
An occupational safety and health programme
118
Education and training
131
Ethical aspects
136
9 Legislation and enforcement
145
Bibliography
151
Figures
161
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Valentina Forastieri is Principal Specialist in Occupational Health and Safety at the ILO.

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