More than 200 former Samsung factory workers contracted a wide variety of illnesses allegedly from chemicals they were exposed to, according to the Associated Press. Samsung reportedly withheld specific information about the exposures.
As the window for approving and ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) narrows, Food & Water Watch today released data on food safety violations for imported food. According to the results of a Freedom of Information Act request, from January 1, 2015 to June 10, 2016 USDA’s Food Safety Inspection System (FSIS) personnel stationed at U.S. ports of entry rejected nearly 30,000 shipments, totaling more than 69 million pounds of imported food from other nations.
The emergence of a 'new world of work' interferes with traditional forms of work organisation. There is an underlying risk for the workers' movement to lose control on matters as crucial as working hours and working arrangements.
For the first time in history, people living in low- and middle-income countries have a higher prevalence of hypertension – or high blood pressure – than people living in high-income countries, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Messe Düsseldorf will extend its worldwide occupational safety and health trade show portfolio by organizing the new INOS+H Expo from March 6 – 8, 2017 at the Vigyan Bhavan Exhibition Center in New Delhi, India. Held concurrently will be the occupational safety conference “Vision Zero” of the International Social Security Association (ISSA).
According to the International Labour Organization, globally, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational injury or work-related diseases every day – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. This has a tremendous impact on the global community- individuals, families, and employers.
Manufacturers and industrial operators around the world are contending with a growing skills shortage resulting from an evolving workforce and the influx of new technologies. These issues are forcing business leaders to reconsider their approach to machinery and facility design, training, technology and safety.
“We are living through a digital revolution,” believes Gunther Oettinger, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society. Digital services are transforming every sector of our lives.
At the final session of the second day of the ETUC-ETUI Conference on Shaping the New World of Work in Brussels, the Commissioner predicted that in the future, “anything that can be digitalised will be digitalised”, covering up to 90% of goods and services.
ISO 45001 has been called a game-changer for the OSH profession. It’s expected that when the standard is published—likely sometime in early 2017—it will have a big effect on occupational safety and health practices.