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: BrazilGhanaIndiaPeruSouth Africa and Tanzania. We work, where possible, through WIEGO affiliates of informal workers, with street vendors, waste pickers, home-based workers, and others.

Cart for Informal WorkerLearn about our project objectives.

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Accra's Street Vendors Collaborate to Create a Safer, Healthier Workplace. Our work up on the Cities Alliance blog.

 


 

The Occupational Health of Waste Pickers in Pune: KKPKP and SWaCH Members Push for Health Rights

OHS of Waste Pickers in Pune

March 2014


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Read about our work on the Phephanathi Project, in Durban South Africa where we recently facilitated a participatory fire hazard mapping session with out partners Asiye eTafuleni. Find the full story and pictures here.