ILO-IPEC ACTION PROGRAMME



The Council had implemented a 2-year (1994-96) Action Programme titled
 "Raising Awareness to Safety and Health of Working Children in Selected Industries" funded by the ILO under its `International Programme for Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)'. The four industries covered are : Gem Polishing Industry of Jaipur, Lock Industry of Aligarh; Glass Industry of Firozabad and Brassware Industry of Moradabad.

OBJECTIVES

  • Raising awareness on the status of the existing working conditions and hazards to satisfy and health.
  • Contributing to the elimination of child labour from the hazardous operations and processes and the work detrimental to the child workers engaged in the four industries.
  • Suggesting measures for improvement of working conditions, work practices and work methods, and standards of safety and health at the workplaces where children are imployed in the aforesaid industries.

TARGET GROUPS

  • Working Children
  • Parents of Child Workers
  • Social Workers & Teachers
  • Employers of Child Workers
  • Trade Union Workers
  • Factory & Labour Inspectors

METHODOLOGY

  • The activities under the Action Progamme were developed and guided by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) under the Chairmanship of the Director General.
  • Preparation of Questionnaire
  • Field Survey for Data Collection
  • Preparation of Promotional and Awareness Material
  • Dissemination of Information through Seminars/ Awareness Sessions

OUTPUTS

I.   AWARENESS AND TRAINING MATERIAL

    All the Awareness and Training Material is in English as well as in Hindi except where specified.

    a)  Booklets : 17 Nos.

  • Manual for Factory and Labour Inspectors (English only) - covering all the four industries.  A set of 4 booklets for each of the four industries (total 16 Booklets)
  • A Guide for Child Workers and Parents (Hindi only)
  • Role and Responsibilities of Employers
  • Trade Union Intervention
  • A Guide for Social Workers and Non-formal Teachers

    b)  Multi-Colour Posters : 8 Nos.

          Brass Industry

         1.   Prevent burns - Provide shoes, and tongs with long insulated handles

          2.   Prevent dust exposure - Provide local exhaust

          Gem Industry

           3.   Watch that back - Provide rest pauses

           4.   Poor lighting causes eye strain - Provide local lighting

          Glass Industry

           5.   Avoid cuts and wounds - Provide gloves and shoes

           6.   Minimise exposure to soot and smoke - Provide ventilated work place.

          Lock Industry

           7.   Ungourded machines are dangerous - Guard-die punch

           4.   Avoid back pain - Provide back rest

     c)  Videos : 2 Nos.

           1.   Safety and Health of Working Children in Brassware Industry

           2.   Safety and Health of Working Children in Gem Polishing Industry

 

II.   SEMINARS

Total 24 Seminars for 1101 participants from the above 4 industries targeting working children, parents of working children, teachers & social workers, employers, trade union workers and factory & labour inspectors were organised under the programme.

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