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Shoes, glues, and homework : dangerous work in the global footwear industry

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687 MARs
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Length:
xv, 103 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher:
Amityville, N.Y.: Baywood Publishing Company
Year:
2009
ISBN-ISSN:
9780895033284
Type:
Books
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1
Abstract:
This study of working conditions in shoemaking in the informal sector in Indonesia and the Philippines, along with their gender dimensions and national and international policy implications, is based on the author's experience in both countries during 2002, with applied qualitative research techniques: in-depth interviews and worksite visits.

The use of organic solvents makes shoemaking a particularly hazardous occupation. The book illustrates the global need for safe and healthy chemical alternatives and for their introduction at the beginning of use and supply chain applications. The study also presents the complexity of the problem when considering the introduction of safer alternatives at the source. While home-based shoemakers may influence certain aspects of their work environment, they seldom can undertake efficient preventive measures to mitigate chemical and dust exposures at the bottom of the production process.
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