Importance of behavior based safety: a study on child labor working in auto mobile sector

Mozumdar Ahmed

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Child labor is an important global issue associated with poverty, inadequate educational opportunities, gender inequality, and a range of occupational risks for not maintaining workplace safety. Most child laborers begin working at a very young age, are malnourished, and work long hours in hazardous occupations. They are exposed to severe physical and health hazards as well as accidental events mainly due to their unawareness about safety and unsafe behavior. This study aim was to find out the risk factors involved in auto-mobile sector for child labor working in Dhaka City, to sort out the type of accident and diseases occurs in this sector that is alarming for their health, to explore whether those accidents and health problems related with their unsafe behavior and to identify the effectiveness of practicing behavior based safety in this sector especially for child labor. The paper produces the findings on different important differentials of the child labour, such as- demographic features of child labour, nature of their works, risk factors that are involved with their living conditions and working environment, types of diseases and accidents and unsafe behaviours lead to accidents and health problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Research in Computer Application & Management
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • behavior based safety
  • child labor
  • hazardous work
  • safety culture
  • work safety


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