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.
The first edition of INOS+H, the Indian Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition, recently closed in New Delhi with positive results. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf and Messe Düsseldorf India the trade fair took place concurrently with the INTERNATIONAL VISION ZERO Conference organized by the Indian Directorate General, Factory Advice Service & Labor Institutes (DGFASLI) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).
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Between 2003 and 2015, the number of flexible workers in the Netherlands increased from 2.1 million to 3.2 million, making it the country with the sixth highest percentage of flexible workers, behind Poland, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
As a global organization, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) works with its members from more than 80 countries to elevate the safety profession and help protect workers through education, advocacy and standards development. Its latest success was the 2017 Nigeria Safety Summit held March 21-25 that included sessions led by ASSE President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH.
More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments, according to two new World Health Organization (WHO) reports, which note that indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene take the lives of 1.7 million children under the age of 5.
The road to equality between men and women in the workplace is still paved with good intentions, but it’s a long and boring road where progress occurs too slowly. That was a common theme among speakers at a European Trade Union Institute seminar on the gender health gap held earlier this month.
Eight months before the start of A +A 2017, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, some 1,900 exhibitors from around the world have registered and Halls 3 to 11 will be fully occupied. Companies will offer the full range of the latest global trends in industrial safety, health promotion in the workplace and safety management at work. The leading international trade fair for the sector will take place from October 17 – 20, 2017 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Chinese government’s efforts to crackdown on unsafe workplaces appears to be having an effect, with the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) reporting a 24.7 percent decrease in occupational accidents over the past year.