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Type Journal Article - Annals of global health
Title Review of occupational health and safety organization in expanding economies: the case of southern Africa
Author(s)
Volume 81
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 495-502
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221499961501214X
Abstract
Globally, access to occupational health and safety (OHS) by workers has remained at very low levels. The organization and implementation of OHS in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana has remained at suboptimal levels. Inadequacy of human resource capital, training, and education in the field of OHS has had a major negative impact on the improvement of worker access to such services in expanding economies. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana have expanding economies with active mining and agricultural activities that pose health and safety risks to the working population.

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