ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 17, Number 2, July 2019


Occupational Health Injuries and Safety Management Among Internal Migrant Workers in Pakistan: Challenges and Prospects
Muhammad Umair - , ,
Lubna Naz - , ,


Abstract
Occupational injuries and safety management at the workplace are among the crucial issues of the developing countries. This study develops index value trends of occupational injuries of internal migrant workers for different characteristics. It used twelve waves of the national representative dataset, Labour Force Survey (LFS), from 2001-02 to 2017-18 for the analysis. The research findings suggest that migrant workers in the labor markets of Pakistan face an ample burden of occupational injuries. Male migrants are more vulnerable to occupational injuries compared to their female counterparts. Similarly, those who migrate to rural areas are more likely to suffer from occupational injuries than those whose destination is urban. Higher education and on-job trainings are likely to reduce the burden of occupational injuries among internal migrants. The analysis calls for the development of synergies among worker's education, on-job training, and safety management at the workplace. This is the first study with an extensive dataset range to analyze the level and trends of occupational injuries and safety management of internal migrants in Pakistan. The study suggests the implementation of existing laws and legislation of new health policies to cope up with the challenges of occupational injuries of migrants.

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