How can unsafe working conditions damage my health

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Many factories have unsafe working conditions, such as:

  • closed and locked doors and windows, which make it impossible for workers to get out during emergencies, and which keep air from flowing freely.
  • exposure to toxins, such as chemicals and radiation, without protective barriers or clothing.
  • unsafe equipment.
  • fire hazards, like loose electrical wires, or chemicals or vapors that burn easily.
  • no safe water, toilets or latrines, or rest breaks.
  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
  • Audiopedia ID: en030123