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.
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.
(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.
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 (...)
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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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