publication . Preprint . 1993

Occupational safety and health in the food and drink industries.

Tomoda S;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 1993
Chapter 5 examines "Safety and health issues in respect of women workers in the food and drink industries". The paper provides information on the impact of technological progress in the sector; identifies the general hazards encountered; describes the injuries and diseases suffered by workers and concentrates on the most common approaches adopted for their prevention; and concludes by emphasizing the importance of adopting a tripartite approach to the solution of safety and health problems.
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