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Wal-Mart Nixed Paying Bangladesh Suppliers to Fight Fire

At a meeting convened in 2011 to
boost safety at Bangladesh garment factories, Wal-Mart Stores
Inc. made a call: paying suppliers more to help them upgrade
their manufacturing facilities was too costly.
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12 areas in city where you can never breathe clean air - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2018-01-28

12 areas in city where you can never breathe clean air - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2018-01-28 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Steps to manage dust now a must for all polluted cities - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2018-01-29

Steps to manage dust now a must for all polluted cities - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2018-01-29 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Children stitch shoes for global market in India's tourist magnet Agra

Children stitch shoes for global market in India's tourist magnet Agra | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
By Roli SrivastavaMUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children as young as eight miss school and toil in hazardous conditions to make shoes for the global market in Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, campaigners said, calling on shoe brands to work with the local government to clean up their supply chains.As well as a tourist attraction, Agra is a major shoe making centre, producing nearly 200 million pairs of shoes annually in an industry that employs a quarter of the city's population, according to research by the Fair Labour Association (FLA). Children in small informal workshops and households were found to be involved in the manufacturing process, from hand and machine stitching to applying adhesive and packing shoes, the report said."They have no access to schools in their neighbourhoods, which makes them available for work," said Venkat Reddy of MV Foundation, a non-profit organisation and member of the Stop Child Labour Coalition that commissioned the research."We found the children followed no fixed work hours as most of them worked at home. They don't take breaks as they earn by each piece they make," Reddy told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "The children we met worked in groups in small, poorly ventilated rooms all day, which poses a health risk. They never played."Labour officials in Uttar Pradesh where Agra is located did not respond to requests for comments.Only half of the children making shoes or those living in the areas surveyed were enrolled in school, found the study that was supported by global footwear brands sourcing from Agra.India is the world's second largest producer of footwear and leather garments. Almost 90 percent of India's footwear exports go to the European Union, according to a report by the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN).About 2.5 million Indian workers toil for long hours with toxic chemicals for poverty wages in the leather industry, said the ICN report released earlier this year.The FLA research in Agra found that factories exporting shoes had taken measures to prevent child labour, but the subcontracting of work to small production units or homes meant many workplaces escaped scrutiny.Sofie Ovaa, coordinator of the Stop Child Labour Coalition, said a combination of higher wages, community-based efforts to discourage child labour and top-down regulations were needed to stamp out the practice. (Reporting by Roli Srivastava @Rolionaroll; Editing by Ros Russell. Please credit Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit news.trust.org)
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Workers held captive in Indian mills supplying Hugo Boss

Workers held captive in Indian mills supplying Hugo Boss | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Guardian inquiry into concerns raised by Hugo Boss reveals Tamil Nadu firm, which also supplies major UK brands, stops women leaving factory
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‘This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships’ – but in Chittagong, it’s people who pay the price

‘This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships’ – but in Chittagong, it’s people who pay the price | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Thousands of workers have been killed or maimed dismantling the world’s ships in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
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पांचवा कोयला और ताप उपकरण सम्मलेन | 5th Coal and Thermal Power affected communities gathering

पांचवा  कोयला  और  ताप  उपकरण सम्मलेन    |    5th Coal and Thermal Power affected communities gathering | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
An annual nation-wide gathering of affected communities and concerned groups/individuals with the coal mining and thermal power generation in India was held in Dhanbad in Jharkhand from 8th to 10th October, 2017. The meet saw the coming together of ground activists who have worked extensively in the mining areas and affected people who have been suffering for…
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1,660 lives lost between 2013 and 2016 in factory, machine-related accidents | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

1,660 lives lost between 2013 and 2016 in factory, machine-related accidents - The data also reveals that 4,045 people have received fatal injuries in Indian factories during this period
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World Bank fueling climate change, groups allege in historic complaint

World Bank fueling climate change, groups allege in historic complaint | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
More than 100 citizen groups and 19 affected communities in the Philippines recently filed a historic complaint against the International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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China Has Shut Down Up to 40% of Its Factories in an Unprecedented Stand Against Pollution

China Has Shut Down Up to 40% of Its Factories in an Unprecedented Stand Against Pollution | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
China is shutting up to 40% of its factories in a massive effort to cut pollution
The crackdown is on.
China is in the midst of an all-out blitz on polluters flouting emissions standards, closing tens of thousands of factories in a massive effort
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12 injured in sponge plant explosion in Keonjhar | Odisha Samachar

12 injured in sponge plant explosion in Keonjhar | Odisha Samachar | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Workers Safety Paramount, Move To A Culture Of Prevention: President Ram Nath Kovind

Workers Safety Paramount, Move To A Culture Of Prevention: President Ram Nath Kovind | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Asserting that workers' safety in mining is paramount and cannot be compromised, President Ram Nath Kovind today said the country needs to move strongly towards 'culture of prevention' from 'culture of reaction'.
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Pollution hurting health of traffic cops: NHRC - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2018-01-26

Pollution hurting health of traffic cops: NHRC - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2018-01-26 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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A worker dies every 15 sec due to work-related diseases: Expert - Times of India

A worker dies every 15 sec due to work-related diseases: Expert - Times of India | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
“Physical, mental and social well-being constitute occupational health,” said Dr Vibhavari Dani, ex dean of Government Medical College and Hospital, q
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Female Semiconductor Workers Face Increased Risk of Leukemia

Female Semiconductor Workers Face Increased Risk of Leukemia | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report has found that female semiconductor workers in South Korea are nearly two and a half times …
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UCIL Expands Uranium Mines in Jadugoda: Will The People's Misery Ever End? | DiaNuke.org

UCIL Expands Uranium Mines in Jadugoda: Will The People's Misery Ever End? | DiaNuke.org | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The UCIL has not taken accepted reports about the apparent health hazards resulting out of the mining activities. In the company’s “Myth of UCIL” web page, it notes that studies and reports addressing the concern “mention stories of human interest invariably spiced with melancholy and drama using telling pictures of human sufferings to condition the viewer.” It further reads, “The disease prevalent in the villages around the UCIL workings are not due to radiation but attributed to malnutrition, malaria and unhygienic living conditions etc.”
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What Was It Like to Be India in 2017 and a Warming World?

What Was It Like to Be India in 2017 and a Warming World? | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
India has taken the lead at multilateral fora, asking for stronger commitments to mitigating climate change. At the same time, it has made things easier for King Coal to rule at home. It's a hot mess.
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Unpaid and undervalued, how India's waste pickers fight apathy to keep our cities clean

Unpaid and undervalued, how India's waste pickers fight apathy to keep our cities clean | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Shoba Bansode has been working as a waste picker in Pune for over 15 years. She started doing this for a living since nobody would give her work as a domestic worker. “My son was also very small then, and citing that reason too, nobody would give me work in their households. At that time, one of my friends taught me waste picking. Using this as my only source of livelihood, I was able to provide for my child and raise him,” she says.
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Can Qatar deliver on its worker 'revolution'?

Can Qatar deliver on its worker 'revolution'? | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
When the labour minister of World Cup 2022 host Qatar met one of the country's most vocal critics on worker rights this month, the fact they were talkin
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NTPC power plant explosion kills 20, injures 100 in Rae Bareli; Adityanath announces compensation

NTPC power plant explosion kills 20, injures 100 in Rae Bareli; Adityanath announces compensation | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The accident occurred in the ash-handling section of the plant. An explosion inside the boiler caused cinder and steam to gush out, thereby fatally injuring the workers.
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Indoor pollutants drive chronic respiratory disease

Indoor pollutants drive chronic respiratory disease | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it

Indoor pollutants are one of main causes of chronic respiratory diseases in HCM City, a study has found.
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Activists press for workers’ occupational safety and health

Activists press for workers’ occupational safety and health | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Globally, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)-related deaths totals to 2.7 million workers every year, according to the latest data with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Similarly, some 317 million workers suffer from work-related injuries annually.
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Lack of occupational safety kills workers | Tehelka Web Desk | Tehelka - Investigations, Latest News, Politics, Analysis, Blogs, Culture, Photos, Videos, Podcasts

Lack of occupational safety kills workers | Tehelka Web Desk | Tehelka - Investigations, Latest News, Politics, Analysis, Blogs, Culture, Photos, Videos, Podcasts | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Measures related to occupational health and safety need proper infrastructure and active implementation to stop casualties at workplaces, writes Abdul Wasey
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