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Philippine - Labor summit in Gensan to highlight occupational safety, health

Philippine - Labor summit in Gensan to highlight occupational safety, health | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Philippine Information Agency, the development communication arm of the Philippine government, member of the Presidential Communications Group...
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Global supply chains still full of sweatshops

Global supply chains still full of sweatshops | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Global supply chains continue to be riddled with sweatshop factories where workers’ rights and their safety are put at risk daily. There are multiple sources of information that report on these co…
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Kids more vulnerable to toxic chemicals in household dust | Indiablooms - First Portal on Digital News Management

Kids more vulnerable to toxic chemicals in household dust | Indiablooms - First Portal on Digital News Management | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Toronto, Sep 19 (IBNS): Canadian environmental health experts welcomed the latest American research that shows kids are vulnerable to the presence of toxic chemicals in household dust, according to media reports.
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How India's Sixteen Occupational Safety Laws Couldn't Prevent Two Deaths

How India's Sixteen Occupational Safety Laws Couldn't Prevent Two Deaths | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The death of two workers at Anna University contravened no law because the laws are particularly blind to occupational safety at small enterprises.
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Recycled plastic may be contaminated: study

Recycled plastic may be contaminated: study | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The report, ‘WEEE Plastic and Brominated Flame Retardants’, divulges that almost 300 tonnes of plastic with toxic Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) are added to the recycling stream every day in Indi
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App for NIOSH Pocket Guide Now Available

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The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Mobile Web App (mNPG) works on any mobile device with an HTML5-compliant web browser. The app can be used offline when no internet or cell phone connection is available. search 634 chemical by name and synonym, DOT number, CAS number, RTECS number.
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Beware of These 9 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves

Beware of These 9 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Here's a handy guide to help avoid buying Halloween chocolate produced by child slaves.
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10 Deadliest Occupational Diseases in History

10 Deadliest Occupational Diseases in History | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Five die in wall collapse at Birmingham recycling site - BBC News

Five die in wall collapse at Birmingham recycling site - BBC News | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Five men are killed when a wall collapses at a recycling site in the Nechells area of Birmingham.
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100,000 child workers in Sri Lanka

100,000 child workers in Sri Lanka | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
100,000 child workers in Sri Lanka 100,000 child workers in Sri Lanka by Anushiya Sathisraja ( July 3, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) There are almost 100,000 child workers in Sri Lanka
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FR- Report on night work and atypical working times highlights risks to workers - Safety and health at work - EU-OSHA

FR- Report on night work and atypical working times highlights risks to workers - Safety and health at work - EU-OSHA | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Maersk Group in conflict with Indonesian law - ScandAsia

Maersk Group is forced to repay 2.7 million DKK to Indonesian workers as they have been underpaid in 4 years, media in Denmark reports. Maersk denies any charges. It's the Maersk-owned company, PT Damco Warehousing Indonesia, that have been sentenced by an agency inside the Indonesian Ministry of Labour to pay 2.750.000 Danish Kroners to 107 fired Indonesian dockers. The ministry moreover sentenced that Damco are to rehire the dockers with health insurance contracts. This was settled on June 6 2016 according to Danwatch, Danish media that claims to hold the decision. Damco has broken Indonesian law by hiring a subcontractor, PT
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56 people killed in workplace accidents last year

56 people killed in workplace accidents last year | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Main risk areas are agriculture, fishing, and forestry: HSA report
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Black lung review finds doctors 'need training'

The review team are close to releasing the findings of a State Government- commissioned review into the re-emergence of black lung disease
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South Africa: Labour On Occupational Health and Safety Non-Compliance in Public Health Sector

South Africa: Labour On Occupational Health and Safety Non-Compliance in Public Health Sector | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Press Release - Occupational Health and Safety non-compliance in public health sector of major concern to Labour Department
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ANROEV Letter to Bangladesh Labour Minister - Accident at Tampako Foils Ltd

ANROEV Network has sent a letter to the Bangladesh State Minister for Labour and Employment urging urgent action in light of yet another factory fire accident at Tampako Foils Ltd. The letter ask
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Pole to Pole: Bangladesh

The Synergist introduces a new digital-only feature that explores how industrial hygiene is practiced across the globe.
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Bangladeshi child labourer 'tortured to death' at textile mill

Bangladeshi child labourer 'tortured to death' at textile mill | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Police hunt for mill managers after illegal underage worker Sagar Barman, nine, dies from internal injuries
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Kerala's textile store employees are struggling for their rights to sit down or take a leak

Kerala's textile store employees are struggling for their rights to sit down or take a leak | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Every time you walk into a textile shop, they welcome you with a smile and tempt you to buy from the collection on display. But behind that smile could be a person who hasn’t had a minute to sit down in hours or hasn’t even been allowed to go to the bathroom. In December 2013, five female salespersons at Kalyan Sarees in Thrissur had gone on strike demanding better working conditions.  It was only after three months that the management acceded to all their demands and revoked their suspension.
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A TOI CAMPAIGN - Horn not OK: TOI will mark Aug 22 as No Honking Day

A TOI CAMPAIGN - Horn not OK: TOI will mark Aug 22 as No Honking Day | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Times Of India daily ePaper - Watch digital ePaper of India from around the world.
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Cambodia compliance improves but challenges remain

Cambodia compliance improves but challenges remain | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is contributing to better conditions for workers, a new study has found - although the top compliance issues remain ongoing. related to Manufacturing, Social & environmental responsibility, Sourcing,
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HUL mercury waste pollution still draws fire

Chennai: Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is again under the scanner after a member of the Local Area Environment Committee on Kodaikanal - constituted by the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee - picked on the company's alleged violations of Hazardous Waste Rules 2008 on its (HUL) site in Kodaikanal.
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Maersk Group in conflict with Indonesian law - ScandAsia

Maersk Group is forced to repay 2.7 million DKK to Indonesian workers as they have been underpaid in 4 years, media in Denmark reports. Maersk denies any charges. It's the Maersk-owned company, PT Damco Warehousing Indonesia, that have been sentenced by an agency inside the Indonesian Ministry of Labour to pay 2.750.000 Danish Kroners to 107 fired Indonesian dockers. The ministry moreover sentenced that Damco are to rehire the dockers with health insurance contracts. This was settled on June 6 2016 according to Danwatch, Danish media that claims to hold the decision. Damco has broken Indonesian law by hiring a subcontractor, PT
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Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products

Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Scientists say many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, ranging from autism to attention deficit disorders.
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Canadian unions win work cancer evidence breakthrough

Canadian unions win work cancer evidence breakthrough | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-1 that workers made ill by hazardous substances at work don’t need to prove their case with scientific certainty in order to collect workers’ compensation. H…
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