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Thematic Session 6: Occupational Health & Safety (OHS), Policies, Laws and Regulations

Sanitation Workers Forum 2021 (2022)


Published in: 2022

Sanitation Workers Forum 2021

Sanitation Workers Forum 2021

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This session examines some of the ways in which to enhance Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) of sanitation work, via technical innovations, as well as targeted laws, policies and regulations. The speakers highlight a number of worker-centred avenues to strengthen OHS, as well as key gaps where further participatory research and advocacy is urgently needed.


1. Froggi VanRiper (Oregon State University, USA)
Talk Title: ‘Container-Based Sanitation in Haiti: implications of service expansion on labor and exposure of sanitation workers’

2. Bruce Rutayisire (Pit Vidura, Rwanda)
Talk Title: 'Improving Sanitation Worker Health and Safety through Social Enterprise'

3. Pippa Scott (World Bank Consultant/I-San)
Talk Title: ‘World Bank Sanitation Workers Initiative: occupational health and technology gaps’

4. Rosie Renouf (Independent Consultant, UK)
Talk Title: ‘Policies, laws, regulations and other instruments to support safe sanitation: occupational H&S: review, good practices, learning and recommendations’

5. Gati Wambura (Washington State University, USA)
Talk Title: ‘Formalisation of manual pit emptiers (Sanergy, Kenya): Mtaa Fresh Program. Before and after joining the programme’

Chairs: Mariam Zaqout & Amita Bhakta

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