Two global unions, four labor rights organizations and 23 apparel brands and retailers agreed in late June to amend and extend the ground-breaking Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety that has led to safer working conditions for 4 million garment workers in the world’s #2 apparel producer.
Injuries and deaths from falls are a problem in the utility industry in Japan and regulations are changing to keep workers safer when working on power poles and transmission towers.
The U.S. utility industry worked through its own regulation shift three years ago, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration required an upgrade to the traditional body or safety belt that linemen had been using for decades.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation today signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation during Safety 2017, ASSE’s flagship professional development conference and exposition at the Colorado Convention Center.
Occupational safety and health professionals worldwide face changing demands and expanding roles that require continuing education and skills updates. Through its new Global Instructor Program, ASSE is taking a major step toward addressing this need by authorizing its first group of global instructors during Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Denver.
President Donald Trump has announced that he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a globally agreed upon coalition aimed at reducing emissions that cause climate change. Trump called climate change a “hoax” during his presidential campaign.
In much of the world, preventable work related illnesses and deaths are increasing, while in many areas, people trained in occupational hygiene -- which uses science and engineering to prevent work-related ill health -- are in short supply.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs began in the early 1990s with the promise of eliminating dangerous and illegal “sweatshops” in the global supply chains of world-renown corporations selling consumer products like garments, electronics, sports shoes and toys.