Category: Occupational Health and Safety

Update on the Phephanathi Project Delivered at WUF 7

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In April 2013, WIEGO Social Protection Programme Researcher Laura Alfers participated in the Networking Event “Health of Precarious Workers of Selected Sectors in Metropolitan Central Areas” at the World Urban Forum. The event focused on the health of precarious/vulnerable workers of the urban economy, particularly the poorest strata, who bear the brunt of health problems… Read more »

Información actualizada sobre el proyecto Phephanathi presentada en el Foro Urbano Mundial 7

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En abril de 2013, Laura Alfers, investigadora del Programa de Protección Social de WIEGO, participó en el evento de red “La salud de los trabajadores precarios en determinados sectores de áreas centrales metropolitanas” en el Foro Urbano Mundial 7 en Medellín, Colombia. El evento se centró en la salud de los trabajadores precarios y/o vulnerables… Read more »

Developments in Design

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By WIEGO The design of equipment and tools that allows informal workers to work in safer, healthier and more efficient ways has long been of interest to several of the Learning Meeting participants. In OHS Newsletter Issue 2, we talked to SEWA about the development of their prototypes. KKPKP and AeT have also been involved… Read more »

Occupational Health of Women Workers in the Informal Economy

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Workshop Held in Delhi “There is a grave need of the hour to understand the occupational health issues for women in the informal economy. It has also been noticed that whenever there have been partnerships between women and organisations, it has yielded new solutions, knowledge and hope. Many more such collaborations are required in tandem… Read more »

Taller Sobre la Salud Ocupacional de Mujeres Trabajadoras de la Economía Informal se Llevó a Cabo en Nueva Delhi

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“Existe una urgente necesidad actual de entender los temas concernientes a la salud ocupacional de las mujeres en la economía informal. También hemos notado que cada vez que ha habido alianzas entre mujeres y organizaciones, éstas han producido soluciones, conocimiento y esperanza. Muchas más de este tipo de colaboraciones son requeridas conjuntamente con una política… Read more »