3346.0 International Health and Safety

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
Discuss International interventions in Health and Safety Programs described in these papers proposed to the OHS section. Authors will share information on current projects described in these reports related to International Health and Safety. For example this includes: On Valentine's Day, anniversaries, and throughout the year, lovers buy the objects of their affection cut flowers, many of which come from the developing world and are grown under unhealthy conditions involving multiple labor rights violations. Most buyers are unaware that in gifting their lovers with these aesthetically-beautiful symbols, they are supporting industries which adversely impact global health, through the utilization of forced labor (which sometimes involves children), human rights abuses, environmental degradation, and adverse health consequences (via over-exposure to toxic pesticides). This session reviews labor rights violations and the health, environmental, and human rights consequences associated with the production of cut flowers. Recommendations to improve the safety of production standards are offered. National and international movements and agreements designed to curb abuses (including US involvement in such agreements) will be reviewed, and an agenda for education, activism and policy change developed
Session Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to list the progress of four projects reporting in this session. *Identify the body dimensions most commonly used on the design of industrial tasks. *Discuss multinational occupational health and safety efforts to improve working conditions in an international setting *Restate the plight of stone mineworkers of India with the audience and others * Explain labor rights issues relevant to the international floriculture industry
Peter Dooley, MS, CIH, CSP

2:50 PM
3:30 PM

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing