Hazard prevention regarding occupational accidents involving blue-collar foreign workers: A perspective of Taiwanese manpower agencies

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© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Since 1989, blue-collar foreign workers have been permitted to work in Taiwanese industries. Most blue-collar foreign workers apply for jobs in Taiwan through blue-collar foreign workers’ agencies. Because blue-collar foreign workers are not familiar with the language and culture in Taiwan, in occupational accident education and hazard prevention, the agencies play an important role in the coordination and translation between employees and blue-collar foreign workers. The purpose of this study is to establish the agencies’ role in the occupational accidents education and hazard prevention for blue-collar foreign workers in Taiwan. This study uses a qualitative method—grounded theory—to collect, code, and analyze the data in order to understand the agencies’ role in occupational accident education and hazard prevention for blue-collar foreign workers in Taiwan. The results show that the duty of agencies in occupational accident education and hazard prevention includes selecting appropriate blue-collar foreign workers, communicating between employees and blue-collar foreign workers, collecting occupational safety and health information, assisting in the training of occupational safety and health, and helping blue-collar foreign workers adapt to their lives in Taiwan. Finally, this study suggests seven important points and discusses the implementation process necessary to improve governmental policies. The government and employees should pay attention to the education/training of occupational safety and health for blue-collar foreign workers to eliminate unsafe behavior in order to protect the lives of blue-collar foreign workers.

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Chang, H. C., Wang, M. C., Liao, H. C., Cheng, S. F., & Wang, Y. H. (2016). Hazard prevention regarding occupational accidents involving blue-collar foreign workers: A perspective of Taiwanese manpower agencies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13070706

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