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close this bookLow-Cost Ways of Improving Working Conditions: 100 Examples from Asia (ILO; 1989; 190 pages)
Open this folder and view contentsINTRODUCTION
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Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER II: THE PHYSICAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER III: WELFARE FACILITIES FOR WORKERS
 

Low-Cost Ways of Improving Working Conditions: 100 Examples from Asia

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE
GENEVA

by Kazutaka Kogi Wai-on Phoon and Joseph E. Thurman

The International Programme for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (PIACT) was launched by the International Labour Organisation in 1976 at the request of the International Labour Conference and after extensive consultations with member States. PIACT is designed to promote or support action by member States to set and attain definite objectives aiming at “making work more human”. The Programme is thus concerned with improving the quality of working life in all its aspects: for example, the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, a wider application of the principles of ergonomics, the arrangement of working time, the improvement of the content and organisation of work and of conditions of work in general, a greater concern for the human element in the transfer of technology. To achieve these aims, PIACT makes use of and co-ordinates the traditional means of ILO action including:

- the preparation and revision of international labour standards;

- operational activities, including the dispatch of multidisciplinary teams to assist member States on request;

- tripartite meetings between representatives of governments, employers and workers, including industrial committees to study the problems facing major industries, regional meetings and meetings of experts;

- action-oriented studies and research; and

- clearing-house activities, especially through the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) and the Clearing-house for the Dissemination of Information on Conditions of Work.

This publication is the outcome of a PIACT project.

Copyright © International Labour Organisation 1989

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ISBN 92-2-106513-8

Preliminary edition published in 1988 (ISBN 92-2-106830-7)

This edition 1989

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