Shoes, Glues and Homework: Dangerous Work in the Global Footwear Industry (Work, Health and Environment Series)

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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. Homes have been converted into unsafe footwear-manufacturing units, with serious solvent and dust exposures and a spectrum of other hazards. All family members, adults and children, may work in home-based footwear production. Low-cost shoe production takes advantage of sex-segregated job tasks and minimal investments in working conditions. Use of chemicals in shoemaking is just one example of how global markets have introduced chemicals, materials, and production processes into developing nations. Hazardous working conditions and inadequate health protection are the product of complex relationships among diverse actors or agents at international, national, community, and industry levels. Intended Audience: Occupational and environmental health policymakers, practitioners, and researchers; work environment specialists at international organizations; chemical safety specialists; footwear industry representatives; trade unions representing footwear employees.

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This book portrays home-based footwear production as an example of work in the informal economy. Dr. Markkanen's interviews and worksite visits illustrate not only hazardous conditions but also the reality faced by home-based producers: family members work around the clock to earn their living. The poorer you are, the fewer choices you have, and most home-workers cannot afford to worry about chemical hazards. The author also lays out the complex web of socioeconomic-political actors that affect the home-work environment: both current hazardous exposures and future interventions for safer work. Her studies lend evidence to the unwanted effects of globalization that pose a challenge to development practice." —Lucita S. Lazo, Former Undersecretary of Labor and Employment, Government of the Philippines "In this book the author captures the sights and sounds of the informal footwear manufacturing practice/tradition in Bandung, Indonesia, whose community is proud of its shoe-making history and hopes to produce footwear without hazardous chemicals. People interested in managing risks in the work environment, workers in informal footwear manufacturing communities, and students anywhere in the world will benefit from the findings of Dr. Markkanen's comprehensive research, especially when they wish to implement intervention programs in similar situations. The ILO-IPEC Footwear Project in Bandung gained invaluable lessons from the research and interview findings that Dr. Markkanen generously shared, for which I am very grateful." —Abdul Hakim, National Programme Officer, ILO-IPEC, Jakarta, Former manager, ILO-IPEC Footwear Project, Bandung, Indonesia "This book takes the reader from the home-based realities of shoe manufacturing to the sophisticated global scenario." —Dr. Dulce P. Estrella-Gust, Executive Director, Occupational Safety and Health Center, Quezon City, Philippines "This book highlights the importance of substituting hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives. Dr. Markkanen's research shows that globalized production systems and markets have created situations in which the use and disposal of toxic chemicals occurs in some countries and consumption of the final products in others. Global elimination or minimization of chemical hazards requires connecting local conditions to effective preventive programs at the international level of chemicals management." —Dr. Margaret Quinn, Professor, Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell "Around the world, women work from their homes to produce shoes, garments, electronic goods, soccer balls, and countless other products for the global economy. In the process, their homes become workplaces and their families are exposed to occupational safety and health risks. Shoemaking is a particularly hazardous occupation for women and their families. This pioneering book by Pia Markkanen documents the dangers to women and their families of working in the global footwear industry, notably the exposure to chemical solvents and dust. Use of chemicals and other occupational health and safety risks associated with home-based production is not limited to shoe-making. Whether or not they work alongside their mothers, the children of home-based women workers, in the footwear and other industries, share the health and safety risks faced by their mothers. A global economy that relies so heavily on home-based production by women workers needs to take stock of and be held accountable for the occupational safely and health risks associated with global production—all the way down the global production chain to the home-based producers, mainly women, at the bottom of the chain. This book is a must read for anyone concerned about decent work and economic justice in today's global economy." —Marty Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School International Coordinator, WIEGO Network

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Dr. Pia Markkanen is a chemical engineer and occupational safety and health specialist with 15 years of international experience in analyzing work environments. She is a research professor in the Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and research scientist in the U.S. NIOSH-funded Project SHARRP (Safe Homecare and Risk Reduction for Providers), based at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. She earned a doctorate in work environment from UMASS Lowell in 2004 and master's of science in chemical engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, in 1992. Dr. Markkanen has worked in occupational health in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand, and Viet Nam. During 2000-2004, she worked in the ILO's International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour in the areas of shoemaking, deep-sea fishing, and agriculture. She investigated working conditions of home-based shoemakers in her doctoral dissertation project. In her current work at Project SHARRP she continues to explore the home work environment in the global economy and to challenge why the home setting is not recognized as a real workplace and is thus unprotected from hazardous exposures.

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