Plucking the Pain: Occupational Health Study on Small Tea Plantation Workers

[Occupational Safety and Health - Working Paper]

Tea is among the most labour-intensive of all the plantation crops. Work at the plantations is basically manual in nature. The specific hazards faced by plantation workers vary from one plantation to another. This study covered Dibrugarh district in the state of Assam and Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. This study collects basic field information taking into consideration the different exposure parameters, personal statistics, and health indicators to comprehensively compile the different health and safety instruments. It tries to work out the feasibility of interventional studies to ascertain the cause-and-effect relationship of potent health-hazard exposures, and encourage training workshops/programmes, capacity building, and advocacy and campaign for the implementation of OHS measures based on the collected data.