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Documents indicate chemical leaks at U.S. base have polluted Okinawa water supply | The Japan Times

Documents indicate chemical leaks at U.S. base have polluted Okinawa water supply | The Japan Times | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it

U.S. documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that lax safety standards at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa may be to blame for the recent contamination of local drinking water sources.

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Standing desks may better employee's health and productivity: Study | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Standing desks may better employee's health and productivity: Study - Researchers found out that workplaces with standing desks profit the company as well as the employee.
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Dubai institute to train expats on the law and their rights

Dubai institute to train expats on the law and their rights | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Workforce Training Institute now training blue collar workers in its first phase By 2018 it will be compulsory to all employees in Dubai
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The Reckitt Benckiser death campaign comes to London | London Korean Links

The Reckitt Benckiser death campaign comes to London | London Korean Links | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Choi Ye-yong (left) and Kim Deok-jung outside the Reckitt Benckiser shareholders meeting on 5 May (provided by the campaigners) Reckitt Benckiser's problems
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Kentex Fire - First Anniversary Memorial Events

Kentex Fire - First Anniversary Memorial Events | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Workers marked the Kentex fire tragedy's first year with a protest action in front of the factory in Valenzuela City. They vowed to continue the fight for justice and safe workplaces for al
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Groups slam Aquino’s workplace safety policy

Groups slam Aquino’s workplace safety policy | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A labor institute said that the administration of President Benigno Aquino III failed to act upon changes on the workers…
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OSH Rights: April 2016, No 37

OSH Rights: April 2016, No 37 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
In this Issue 3 Years of Rana Plaza: Justice Remains Elusive Asbestos free South Asia - If not now, then when? NTUF press conference and rally in Karachi, Pakistan Updates from Partners Campaign
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Ministry Calls for Better Workplace Safety

Ministry Calls for Better Workplace Safety | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Labor Ministry has called for improvements to workplace safety in response to an International Labor Organization (ILO) report stating that 181 workers died in more than 30,000 workplac
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Korea-Victims Voice for Environmental Justice- 68% of the babies & mothers died using European company’s products

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Punjab government committed to the welfare of laborers’ - P5 News

Sunday, May 1, 2016, Chandigarh: Taking adequate steps to make living easy for the labour class in Punjab, the Punjab Government has linked Minimum Wages with
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Death toll rises in Mexico petrochemical plant blast

Death toll rises in Mexico petrochemical plant blast | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Petroleos Mexicanos said rescuers reached some of the area's most affected by the blast and had located more bodies
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Rising mercury shoots up ozone pollution - Times of India

Rising mercury shoots up ozone pollution - Times of India | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Levels of tiny pollution particles (PM 2.5) are relatively lower now than in winter. But there is no relief from dirty, toxic air in the city. With the summer heat rising, ozone (O3) levels are breaching the safe standard at several locations in the city.
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Chinese labour activist He Xiaobo released on bail

Chinese labour activist He Xiaobo released on bail | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Former migrant worker who campaigned for employees injured in Guangdong seized by police four months ago
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Labor Audits of Companies in Indonesia by Ministry of Manpower

Labor Audits of Companies in Indonesia by Ministry of Manpower | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The ministry of manpower is increasingly performing labor audits at PT PMA companies and Representative Offices to find out any violations of regulations.
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BIGGER TRAGEDY | One year after Kentex killer fire, workplace safety policies remain unchanged

BIGGER TRAGEDY | One year after Kentex killer fire, workplace safety policies remain unchanged | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
It's been a year since the worst factory fire in the country's history, but there's apparently a bigger tragedy than the Kentex fire itself, which killed over 70 employees at a Bulacan footwear factory: that elsewhere, workplace safety remains poor.
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Five workers die of suffocation in factory tank

Five workers die of suffocation in factory tank | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Karachi  
Five workers died of suffocation at a factory in Korangi Industrial Area on Sunday.
Police said Irfan Sharif, 25, Miraj, 28, Raheem, 24, his brother Shakeel, 20, and Irbaz, 23
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Kin of Kentex fire victims air appeal to Duterte

Kin of Kentex fire victims air appeal to Duterte | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A year has passed since the Kentex footwear factory fire that killed 72 people in Valenzuela City, but justice remains elusive for the victims’ families, who now hope to obtain it under the incoming administration.
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Factory workers in the US wear nappies as they can't take bathroom breaks

Factory workers in the US wear nappies as they can't take bathroom breaks | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The revelation has come out in a report from Oxfam America.
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OSH Rights: April 2016, No 37

OSH Rights: April 2016, No 37 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
In this Issue 3 Years of Rana Plaza: Justice Remains Elusive Asbestos free South Asia - If not now, then when? NTUF press conference and rally in Karachi, Pakistan Updates from Partners Campaign
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AGRA and APC reaffirm its call to stop oil palm plantations [May 10, 2016] | Asian Peasant Coalition

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Treating the expatriate workforce better

Treating the expatriate workforce better | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
One of Bhutan’s spectacular attempts to popularise an alternative development paradigm that put
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Occupational Health Policy Is Needed In Ghana – NGO

Occupational Health Policy Is Needed In Ghana – NGO | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The policy framework, the NGO said, must allow for the establishment of an independent authority with the mandate to develop safe and healthy environmental
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3 Years of Rana Plaza: Justice Remains Elusive

3 Years of Rana Plaza: Justice Remains Elusive | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation ( OSHE) as part of its ongoing action towards ensuring social protection for the workplace accident victims and affecte
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Workers Memorial Day: 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day

Workers Memorial Day: 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, marks the 25th year the AFL-CIO has published national findings on the safety and health conditions for working people.
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Deputies map out action plan on safety and health in the workplace

Deputies map out action plan on safety and health in the workplace | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Việt Nam has set operational safety and health in the workplace as a top priority, creating more effective solutions and budgets for safe conditions in the workplace over past decade since the country signed an ASEAN – Occupational Safety Health Net (OSHNET) agreement in 1999.
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