Health impact of occupational risks in the informal sector in Zimbabwe.

  title={Health impact of occupational risks in the informal sector in Zimbabwe.},
  author={Rene Loewenson},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={4 4},
  • Rene Loewenson
  • Published 1998 in
    International journal of occupational and…
Information about occupational health in the informal sector is lacking, despite its growing contribution to employment. The author describes a survey of occupational health in urban and rural informal-sector workers in Zimbabwe. Common hazards included poor work organization, poor hygiene, ergonomic hazards, hazardous hand tools, and chemical exposures, particularly to pesticides and solvents. An annual occupational mortality rate of 12.49/100,000 was half the formal-sector rate. Reported… CONTINUE READING

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