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A Tale of Two Factory Disasters: What Cambodia Can Teach Bangladesh | TIME.com

A Tale of Two Factory Disasters: What Cambodia Can Teach Bangladesh | TIME.com | School - Alex Williams | Scoop.it
As the final death toll of the Bangladesh factory collapse reached 1,126 last week, a small section of the second floor of a shoe factory in Cambodia gave way.
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C-the second floor of a shoe factory in Cambodia gave way

C-an outdoor platform where workers took breaks toppled over

C-garment-factory fires since last November that claimed nearly 400 lives
S-International Labor Organization (ILO) program called Better Factories
C-nearly half of garment workers were anemic

R-Ken Loo, the head of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia, told a local English-language newspaper that the minimum wage “provides enough nutrients to survive, but it doesn’t mean you won’t feel hungry.”
R-80% of garment workers are employed through short-term contracts, usually lasting less than a year, which allow factories “to fire workers at the drop of a hat” by not renewing their contract.
C/R-88% of factories were violating limits on overtime, and that 55% of factories weren’t providing safe drinking water
R-5-10% of factories have very poor legal compliance

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High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions

High school athletes found more vulnerable to concussions | School - Alex Williams | Scoop.it
High school athletes are more at risk of concussions than their collegiate counterparts, a study finds.
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Clothing brands face tough call on Bangladesh

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C-collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory

C-disaster killed more than 950 workers and injured 2,500

C- Building fires and other accidents in Bangladesh have killed hundreds

S-damage control

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Concussions: What you should know

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