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[Bangladesh]Europe now takes US cue

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Correct glove use may save hairdressers’ skin

Correct glove use may save hairdressers’ skin | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Hairdressers who reuse gloves while dyeing hair risk exposure to chemicals that cause irritation and allergic reactions, according to a study from Belgium.
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Polluters or protectors? Farmers in Himachal Pradesh fight for their rights over forests

Polluters or protectors? Farmers in Himachal Pradesh fight for their rights over forests | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Farmers are rallying for the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, which gives them the right to govern forest resources, as a High Court order brands them 'polluters'.
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3 months after Kentex fire| Survivors decry Aquino’s inaction « Bulatlat

3 months after Kentex fire| Survivors decry Aquino’s inaction « Bulatlat | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Philippines news and commentary, politics, human rights, economy
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I live and breathe my charity work, but burnout was a wake-up call

I live and breathe my charity work, but burnout was a wake-up call | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Despite what some people might think, working for a charity affects your work-life balance as much as employment in the private and public sectors
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Impure oil paralyzes eleven in Dehgam - The Times of India

Impure oil paralyzes eleven in Dehgam - The Times of India | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
As many as 11 people from Dehgam, including seven of a family, were recently hospitalized with acute paralysis and related symptoms.
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BGMEA to Quit Bangladesh Alliance - Sourcing Journal Online

BGMEA to Quit Bangladesh Alliance - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) said it will stop sitting on the board for the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.
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Shoe Factory Collapses in China, Killing 14 - Sourcing Journal Online

Shoe Factory Collapses in China, Killing 14 - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Fourteen people were killed and more than 30 were injured Saturday when a shoe factory in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang collapsed during a weekend shift, local authorities said Monday.
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Stop making lead paint and poisoning people around the world!

Stop making lead paint and poisoning people around the world! | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The harmful health effects of lead exposure on the brain, reproductive system, kidneys, blood, cardiovascular and other systems have been well established for decades. Lead paint for residential use in the U.S. has been banned since 1978 and industrial applications have virtually disappeared due to prohibitions on the use of lead additives in coatings.
Yet, Sherwin-Williams and PPG continue to manufacture and distribute lead paint in developing countries around the world.
 Children in these countries are being poisoning from lead paint used on homes, schools, products, and from soil and dust contamination where lead paint is present. Workers are being exposed in the manufacture of lead paint, in its application, and in renovation, repair and repainting operations where lead paint is present.
  We are asking Sherwin-Williams and PPG Industries to immediately establish and post a written policy on their websites agreeing to eliminate the use of all lead compounds in all products that they make, distribute, and/or sell. We are also asking that they recall all stocks of lead paint in the possession of their customers, in warehouses, or in retail outlets. What’s more, the coatings collected from this recall must be safely treated and/or disposed of in appropriate hazardous waste landfills.
 Lead exposures are responsible for more than 674,000 deaths a year due primarily to cardiovascular disease. The continued use of lead paint is contributing to a global lead poisoning epidemic costing low- and middle-income countries more than $977 billion dollars annually in lost lifetime economic productivity.
In 2011, AkzoNobel – the world’s largest paint company – voluntarily agreed to stop the use of lead additives in all products. It is time for Sherwin-Williams and PPG Industries to do the same.
Get more information here:
http://www.okinternational.org/lead-paint/Background
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829190.200-the-wests-toxic-hypocrisy-over-lead-paint.html?full=true#.VW9uk0tVvzY
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John Botham Safety Specialist's curator insight, July 15, 1:36 PM

This is a great start to ceasing the production of a product that has such devastating health effects. I believe substitution to be one of the most important control measures within Occupational Health and Safety. It is nice to see AkzoNobel agree to stop using the lead additives so that health risks such as respiratory problems, like cardiovascular disease, to workers are minimized. Hopefully Sherwin Williams and PPG will agree to do the same as I believe nobody should have to suffer harm at work.

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Hazardous job: Workers critical after inhaling poisonous fumes - The Express Tribune

Hazardous job: Workers critical after inhaling poisonous fumes - The Express Tribune | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
He said police had not received a formal complaint and had not registered an FIR
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John Botham Safety Specialist's curator insight, July 15, 1:23 PM

This incident was a result of the OHS measures being completely overlooked. In my opinion, engineering controls, isolation, administration, elimination, substitution and PPE controls have all been disregarded in this scenario. I believe prevention is always the best outcome and implementing ways to prevent OHS accidents and illness such as safety checks, should be the primary focus.

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India Legalizes Child Labor Amid Skyrocketing Rates, Activists Fight Back

India Legalizes Child Labor Amid Skyrocketing Rates, Activists Fight Back | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Child labor is officially on the decline worldwide, but the issue is hardly abating in India.

Friday marks World Day Against Child Labor, and activists hope the awareness event will move supporters
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Time to act on work accidents - Opinion - VietNam News

Time to act on work accidents - Opinion - VietNam News | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The hunt for profit was the main driving force for labour accidents, Le
The Son, Vice Chairman of the Viet Nam's OSH Science and Technology
Association told Khoa hoc va Doi song newspaper
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When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can't afford, nobody would help me | Rosa Moreno

When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can't afford, nobody would help me | Rosa Moreno | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Injured workers like me don’t ask for much of the billions these companies make off of our work. We just want enough to take care of our families
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One in four Sherpas involved in accidents: study

One in four Sherpas involved in accidents: study | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
One in four Sherpas are caught with occupational health problems while on their tough job to guide mountaineers up and down the dangerous peaks of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks, according to a new study.
A study led by Professor
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New policy for domestic helps: Government proposes Rs 9,000 minimum pay, social security cover, mandatory leaves - The Economic Times

New policy for domestic helps: Government proposes Rs 9,000 minimum pay, social security cover, mandatory leaves - The Economic Times | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The draft policy recommends minimum monthly wage for unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and highly-skilled categories of the domestic workers.
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Chlorine Cloud Sends 13 Workers to the Hospital in Spokane

Chlorine Cloud Sends 13 Workers to the Hospital in Spokane | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Thirteen recycling employees injured when chlorine canister explodes at Spokane facility.
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Goa guv calls for secure working environments - The Times of India

Goa guv calls for secure working environments - The Times of India | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Every possible effort must be made to prevent accidents and injuries to employees and the primary onus for this remained with the corporate organizations, Goa governor Mridula Sinha said. Sinha urged companies to provide safe working environments which would improve productivity and organizational profitability in the long run.
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Palm-Oil Migrant Workers Tell of Abuses on Malaysian Plantations

The $30 billion global palm-oil industry, which has boomed with demand from the U.S. and China, contributes to Asia’s human trafficking problem, some human-rights advocates say.
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Factory Worker at H&M Supplier Killed by Exploding Machine - Sourcing Journal Online

Factory Worker at H&M Supplier Killed by Exploding Machine - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A factory worker at a finishing facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia that supplies clothing to H&M was killed when shrapnel from a machine that exploded struck him in the head.
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Hundreds of Garment Factory Workers Fainting in Cambodia - Sourcing Journal Online

Hundreds of Garment Factory Workers Fainting in Cambodia - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Nearly 350 workers fainted in four different garment factories across Cambodia last week, with more than 100 collapsing on Thursday alone.
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Nepal faces monumental quake-debris problem | The Japan Times

Nepal faces monumental quake-debris problem | The Japan Times | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Facing a monumental task in dealing with the debris from its devastating earthquake, Nepal would greatly benefit from the expertise that Japan gained from its Tohoku cleanup.
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Hundreds of Chinese Workers Strike at Fast Retailing Supplier - Sourcing Journal Online

Hundreds of Chinese Workers Strike at Fast Retailing Supplier - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A strike by about 900 workers at a factory in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen that supplies Fast Retailing, the Japanese parent company of Uniqlo, Theory and Helmut Lang, has entered its ninth day, forcing production to cease.
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Landmark case on lead poisoning in children begins in China

Landmark case on lead poisoning in children begins in China | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Group of families say chemical plant in Hunan province is behind high levels of lead in children in test case for environmental pollution law
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Survey: At least 1 in 5 PH households has one child laborer

Survey: At least 1 in 5 PH households has one child laborer | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Jepoy, 16, has been working for a sugarcane plantation in Bukidnon since he was 12 years old. At a young age, he decided to work to help his family for their survival.
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Mechanic crushed to death by elevator in southern Vietnam

The elevator suddenly went up, carrying the 27-year-old man on top
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Philippines factory fire: 72 workers need not have died

Philippines factory fire: 72 workers need not have died | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
When welding sparks ignited combustible chemicals in a slipper factory, the resultant fire led to the unnecessary death of 72 workers on the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster
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