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More People Died in Workplace Accidents Than Car Crashes in 2012: Jamsostek | The Jakarta Globe

More People Died in Workplace Accidents Than Car Crashes in 2012: Jamsostek | The Jakarta Globe | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Nine people died everyday in work-related accidents in 2012 — a figure higher than deaths from traffic accidents — state-owned worker insurance company Jamsostek said.
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ILO Wants Bangladesh Labor Rules to Reflect International Standards - Sourcing Journal Online

ILO Wants Bangladesh Labor Rules to Reflect International Standards - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Bangladesh government is discussing new rules for the Bangladesh Labor Act, which was revised following the Rana Plaza tragedy, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) has emphasized that proposed rules comply with international labor standards.
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Cambodia Garment Factory Strikes Surge 74%

Cambodia Garment Factory Strikes Surge 74% | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Cambodia’s garment factories saw a sizable increase in strikes during the first three months of 2015, with the number growing nearly 74 percent from the same period last year.
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Reliving the Rana Plaza factory collapse: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 22

Reliving the Rana Plaza factory collapse: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 22 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The overcrowded and poorly built complex became a symbol of global inequality when 1,134 people died to feed the world’s appetite for cheap clothing
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Health and safety often forgotten - Society - VietNam News

Health and safety often forgotten - Society - VietNam News | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Standards and procedures to ensure labour safety and health were often
overlooked in about 65 per cent of the country's small-to-medium sized
businesses.
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India: National Green Tribunal Orders Closure of 739 Textile Factories - Sourcing Journal Online

India: National Green Tribunal Orders Closure of 739 Textile Factories - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
India's National Green Tribunal (NGT) circuit bench of Jodhpur has ordered the closure of 739 textile factories in Balotra, Jasol and Birthuia until July 9, while they renew consent to operate and obtain hazardous waste disposal authorization from the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB), according to the Times of India.
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Shift work may promote unhealthy lifestyle

Shift work may promote unhealthy lifestyle | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
(Reuters Health) – Shift work may lead to a poor diet and too little exercise, accounting for at least some of the increased health risks seen among people who work changing hours or regular overnights, a new study suggests.
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[Sign Petition]Stop Killing Innocent babies and Pregnant Women - Boycott Products by Reckitt Benckiser

[Sign Petition]Stop Killing Innocent babies and Pregnant Women - Boycott Products by Reckitt Benckiser | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
In Korea, since 1990s, many families have used humidifier at home and office, especially during dry winter seasons. Families with newborns, children, or old patients are particularly keen to avoid ...
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Global Occupational Safety and Health Project Funded for $10.5M -- Occupational Health & Safety

Global Occupational Safety and Health Project Funded for $10.5M -- Occupational Health & Safety | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The money will go to a technical cooperation project from the International Labor Organization.
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Toxic Mercury in the Mist: Holding Unilever in India to Account

Toxic Mercury in the Mist: Holding Unilever in India to Account | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Scientists in India and the UK recently joined together to express solidarity with ex-employees and local residents exposed to toxic levels of mercury in Kodaikanal, India. Hindustan Unilever Ltd (...
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ITUC Pledge on Toxics: “If you expose us, we'll expose you”

ITUC Pledge on Toxics: “If you expose us, we'll expose you” | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Occupational cancers kill at a rate of more than once a minute worldwide, according to a comprehensive review of the available evidence by the ITUC. The global union body, speaking out ahead of the 28 April International Workers' Memorial Day, says this preventable waste of life must end and has a stern warning for rogue employers: “If you expose us, we'll expose you.” Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said, “Even conservative estimates put the annual occupational cancer toll at 660,000 (...)
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Build a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health: International Labour Organization

Build a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health: International Labour Organization | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
On the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (WDSHW), the UN agency International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged the member nations to build a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health.
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Pay up Our Fair Compensation - Status of Rana Plaza Victims: Compensation and Rehabilitation

Dhaka, April 24, 2015 (Wednesday): Press Release 2nd Year of Rana Plaza Tragedy “I do not understand why compensation amount differs from one victim to another and why was I paid less compensation ...
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Study finds large dioxin emissions from Vietnam's waste treatment plants

Study finds large dioxin emissions from Vietnam's waste treatment plants | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Emissions from a Ho Chi Minh City's plant are 5,000 times above the safe limit
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Victims of humidifier disinfectant to file suit with British court

Victims of humidifier disinfectant to file suit with British court | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Families of victims who died of lung disease allegedly after using a humidifier disinfectant from Reckitt Benckiser vowed to take legal action against the British consumer goods maker on Wednesday. The victims’ families and activists from Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health said they are consulting with a British law firm to file a lawsuit in a British court, accusing Reckitt Benckiser of dodging resp...
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Bangladesh Accord: Factory safety progressing slowly

Bangladesh Accord: Factory safety progressing slowly | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Two years after the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was set up, the group says it could still take at least another 18 months before corrective action plans are completed for all factories.
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OSH Rights: May 2015, No 34

OSH Rights: May 2015, No 34 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
In this Issue Pay up Our Fair Compensation Chrysotile listing blocked again [Appeal]Stop Killing Innocent babies and Pregnant Women – Boycott Products by Reckitt Benckiser Working Women of Asia 201...
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[Sign Petition]Stop Killing Innocent babies and Pregnant Women - Boycott Products by Reckitt Benckiser

[Sign Petition]Stop Killing Innocent babies and Pregnant Women - Boycott Products by Reckitt Benckiser | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Philippines footwear factory fire 'reflects poor safety standards' in region, says Verisk Maplecroft | Supply Management

Philippines footwear factory fire 'reflects poor safety standards' in region, says Verisk Maplecroft | Supply Management | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Latest procurement and supply chain news, opinion, analysis, practical advice and tips from Supply Management, official publication of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).
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Cambodian workers 'keep fainting from heat' while making Armani jeans

Cambodian workers 'keep fainting from heat' while making Armani jeans | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Imagine working in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius, all day long. That’s what workers at a Cambodian factory say they are forced to endure as they make Armani jeans, leading to...
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Stop Killing Innocent babies and Pregnant Women - Boycott Products by Reckitt Benckiser

Stop Killing Innocent babies and Pregnant Women - Boycott Products by Reckitt Benckiser | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Philippines to Protect Worker Welfare

As the Philippines gears up for the December launch of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) and the influx of foreign export opportunities expected to follow, the country’s government last week took proactive...
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Rana Plaza Victims Sue Bangladesh and US Retailers - Sourcing Journal Online

Rana Plaza Victims Sue Bangladesh and US Retailers - Sourcing Journal Online | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Rana Plaza victims are suing for their recompense from the 2013 calamity that killed 1,129 workers and left 2,515 others injured. The victims, now plaintiffs, have filed suit against Bangladesh, J.C. Penney, The Children’s Place and Walmart and are seeking damages.
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118 Workplace Deaths, 2807 Occupational Injuries Registered in Bulgaria in 2014 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

In 2014 a total of 118 workplace deaths were registered and 2807 people were injured in occupational accidents in Bulgaria, according to data provided by the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB). CITUB published statistics Monday to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28, according to dnevnik.
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Pay up Our Fair Compensation - Status of Rana Plaza Victims: Compensation and Rehabilitation

Dhaka, April 24, 2015 (Friday): Press Release 2nd Year of Rana Plaza Tragedy “I do not understand why compensation amount differs from one victim to another and why was I paid less compensation tha...
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RTI overrides privacy norms of MCI in patients records: Central Information Commission

RTI overrides privacy norms of MCI in patients records: Central Information Commission | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: The provisions of Medical Council of India to protect confidentiality in patients' records cannot override statutes of Right to Information Act, Central Information Commission has held. ...
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