Occupational Health & Safety in the Informal Economy
Waste Pickers in Pune, India Finally Get Safety Equipment
Read about how waste pickers from the Solid Waste Collection and Handling (SWaCH) Cooperative in Pune finally managed to get equipment to protect their health and safety whilst at work.
Understanding Health Service Provision from the Perspective of Informal Workers
What is it like to be an informal worker in need of health services? What barriers to informal workers face in accessing these services? What would help to bring down these barriers? Here we provide first hand accounts from India, Thailand and South Africa in the stories of Ushaben, Xolisile, Koon, Kanchana and Subhadraben.
WIEGO's Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) for Informal Workers Project has been working in five countries: Brazil, Ghana, India, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania. We work, where possible, through WIEGO affiliates of informal workers, with street vendors, waste pickers, home-based workers, and others.
Learn about our project objectives.
OHS Newsletter: Read our collection of OHS newsletters produced between 2010 and 2014. We have now integrated the OHS Newsletter into the WIEGO e-newsletter.
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