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States that the last decade has seen a great growth in occupational health in the Asia‐Pacific region, despite the fact that significant gaps still exist. Occupational health and safety was often not a high priority in national policies or in individual enterprises. However, there have been...
Describes how many Asia‐Pacific countries have experienced a major shift in occupational health services in the last two decades. There is an extension of occupational health services with more co‐ordinated efforts of all social partners, action programmes with emphasis on practical risk...
Posits that in the last decade or so, there has been a very great increase of training courses in occupational and environmental health, not only in developing countries but in developed ones as well. However, training for occupational health nurses and education in general environmental and...
Reports that among the major current problems in Asia‐Pacific countries are those due to heat, heavy metals, organic solvents, pesticides, carcinogens, dusts, reproductive hazards, biological hazards, and psychosocial problems, including work stress. The relative importance differs from country...
Sheds light on emerging problems in occupational and environmental health in the Asia‐Pacific region which include the changing employment structure, including the increased participation of women and ageing workers, hazards from new kinds of carcinogens and organic chemicals, reproductive...
Describes a practical, step‐by‐step training for students in ergonomics in Bali, Indonesia. Emphasizes participatory learning, field training, and skills in leadership and communication.
Shows how, in the Philippines, a programme (called WISE) to encourage the introduction of occupational health and safety into small‐scale enterprises has been developed with the help of the International Labour Organization. Eight technical areas are taught in a very systematic and...
Submits that, in developing countries, there is still a large dependence on handheld, non‐mechanical tools. For a long time, the design of tools, such as shovels, has not improved. Describes a new design for a shovel, which reduces the workload and enhances productivity. The cost is minimal.
Describes a research project into emerging health risks to farmers in the Mekong Delta. It is a joint effort between Vietnam and Japan. Subjects include workload studies of rice harvesting, canal maintenance and time‐budget among local farmers. Seminars are then conducted, and improvements...
Confirms that malignant mesothelioma has a very high and increasing incidence rate in Australia. Describes the establishment of a national mesothelioma register.
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