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Indian Children Dying as $2B Program Proves Defective

The three untended child-sized
graves, a few minutes’ walk from the village of Paltupur, bear
witness to what happened when the trucks loaded with nutritional
powder stopped coming to this desolate corner of eastern India.
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Utterly shameful for a country which is growing at a stagerring rate. 

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Bogie men: Meet the foot soldiers of the Indian Railways

Bogie men: Meet the foot soldiers of the Indian Railways | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Track maintainers or gangmen walk miles, often carrying heavy equipment, and risk their lives to keep your trains on track. These are their stories.
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FIFA sets up human rights panel in response to criticism

FIFA sets up human rights panel in response to criticism | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
World soccer's ruling body FIFA, stung by criticism that it overlooks human rights in countries staging its tournaments, has set up an advisory panel to address the issue.
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10 human rights risks to supply chains in 2017

The US migrant clampdown, land grabs and slavery blind spots are among the top human rights risks for business in 2017, new research has revealed. related to Manufacturing, Social & environmental responsibility, Sourcing,
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Indian textile firms fail to investigate abuse complaints - activists

Indian textile firms fail to investigate abuse complaints - activists | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
No record of committees to look into sexual harassment in more than 3,000 mills across four districts
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Government refuses to learn lessons, workplace safety advocate says

Government refuses to learn lessons, workplace safety advocate says | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Media Release - 01 March 2017 HTI fire one month after Government refuses to learn lessons, workplace safety advocate says One month after the fire in the House Technology Industries (HTI) insid
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Months after note ban, Centre revives changes to labour law that will affect over 50% of factories

Months after note ban, Centre revives changes to labour law that will affect over 50% of factories | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Labour ministry officials have made a fresh proposal to amend the Factories Act, 1948, which defines health and safety measures for workers.
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Report highlights workers‘ rights violations in the Indian leather and footwear industry | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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OSH Rights: January 2017, No 39

OSH Rights: January 2017, No 39 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
In this Issue Statement from IOHSAD on the Factory Fire in Philippines on 1-2-2017 Accident at Tampaco Foils Ltd, Bangladesh Canada will ban asbestos by 2018 Updates from Partners Campaigns an
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Hundreds Still Missing After Factory Fire in Philippine Export Processing Zone · Global Voices

Hundreds Still Missing After Factory Fire in Philippine Export Processing Zone · Global Voices | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
"Our hearts are crying out for justice for the workers of HTI. Not a single worker should die in the workplace, even when a fire breaks out."
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DOLE sets review of occupational safety standards

DOLE sets review of occupational safety standards | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to upgrade occupational safety and health standards (OSHS) to ensure compliance with labor laws and issuances and other social legislations. The DOLE, through Acting Secretary Ciriaco A. Lagunzad 3rd, on Monday came out with Administrative Order (AO) No.21 creating a technical working group that will review
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Ban your kids bursting balloons say experts, the loud pops could leave them deaf

Ban your kids bursting balloons say experts, the loud pops could leave them deaf | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The loudest bang made by a balloon, tested in labs using a high-pressure microphone, was 168 decibels
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SC and BWI begin first round of inspections at construction sites

Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI) and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) began yesterday the first round of inspection for construction sites and accommodation.
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EPA wants to restrict sometimes-deadly paint stripper chemical

The U.S. EPA wants to largely ban the use of a chemical in paint strippers that has swiftly killed dozens of people.
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Forensic investigation into a death: post-traumatic amnesia in a worker with a work-related head injury sustained in a coal-fired thermal power plant in India

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Dhaka Tanneries to Close Amid Environmental Concerns - Sourcing Journal

Dhaka Tanneries to Close Amid Environmental Concerns - Sourcing Journal | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Tanneries in Dhaka’s Hazaribagh district are being ordered to shut down due to their pollution risk.
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Solidarity Center Mourns the Loss of Earl Brown - Solidarity Center

Solidarity Center Mourns the Loss of Earl Brown - Solidarity Center | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Solidarity Center and the global labor movement lost a passionate civil-rights champion, tireless defender of workers, brilliant intellect and, most of all, a good friend yesterday. Earl V. Brown, Jr., Solidarity Center labor and employment law counsel, succumbed February 26 to complications following a long bout with pneumonia. He will be sorely missed by... [READ MORE]
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Genco's revised Yadadri report flawed: Activists - Times of India

Genco's revised Yadadri report flawed: Activists - Times of India | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
After being charged with plagiarism in the preparation of the all-important environment impact assessment (EIA) report on the 5 x 800 mw Yadadri thermal power project in Nalgonda district, the Telangana Genco has submitted a revised EIA seeking environment clearance for the mega plant.
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RELEASE: A Full Report of the National Fact-Finding Mission on the HTI Fire

RELEASE: A Full Report of the National Fact-Finding Mission on the HTI Fire | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
On the House Technology Industries (HTI) Factory Fire (Excerpts from the Full Report of the National Fact-Finding Mission Held on February 4-5, 2017) Background  On February 1, 2017, at around 
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IOHSAD Statement on HTI Fire Tragedy

IOHSAD Statement on HTI Fire Tragedy | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Philippine government’s continuing “hands off” policy on workplace safety and other labor standards has made workplaces more dangerous and deadly for workers. Its continuous  adherence wit
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Over 5,000 people die annually in Romania due to occupational cancer

Over 5,000 people die annually in Romania due to occupational cancer | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Over 5,000 people die in Romania every year due to occupational cancer, whereas this number amounts to 100,000 at European level.
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ILO Symposium to Explore the Future of Work -- Occupational Health & Safety

ILO Symposium to Explore the Future of Work -- Occupational Health & Safety | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The April 6-7 symposium at its Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters will convene leading thinkers on workplaces of the future, technology and automation, sustainability, and young workers.
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Statement: INFINEON must stop union busting and discrimination against union leaders — Goodelectronics

Statement: INFINEON must stop union busting and discrimination against union leaders — Goodelectronics | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A collective of CSOs and trade unions is calling on the German company INFINEON to stop union busting and to reinstate the president of the union for Infineon Technologies Melaka workers.
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Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Hong Kong, 13 January 2017 - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at Harvard University and Greenpeace International.
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