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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research
Title Occupational Safety In The Urban Informal Sector Of Gaborone, Botswana: A Situational Analysis
Author(s)
Volume 2
Issue 12
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 293-297
URL http://www.ijstr.org/final-print/dec2013/Occupational-Safety-In-The-Urban-Informal-Sector-Of-Gaboron​e-Botswana-A-Situational-Analysis.pdf
Abstract
The informal sector constitutes an employment refuge for individuals who may not have formal employment and those that seek to earn an
extra income. The sector is therefore, becoming the realm of employment for the majority of urban dwellers in developing countries who apply their
energies in semi-skilled jobs. However, seldom do developing countries monitor the activities of this sector and or the working conditions of those
employed in this sector. Safety is increasingly becoming more important in the worlds dynamic environment. This study analyzed the working conditions
of the urban informal sector of Gaborone. The purpose was to assess the working conditions of different survey research methods, interviews and
focused group discussions with the owners and employees in the trade. The results depict that the level of education amongst workers is high but
however safety awareness is not being practiced and were it is being practiced standards are compromised.

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