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.
International effort to enroll approximately 10,000 women
July 1, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz (Fiocruz), a national scientific research organization linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, have begun a multi-country study to evaluate the magnitude of health risks that Zika virus infection poses to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and infants.
Ten trends, including a "hallowing out" of the middle class
July 1, 2016
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is knocking on our door. It is going to radically change employment and the nature of work in the coming years. Our economies must prepare for a storm of unprecedented technical and socio-economic changes that will affect labour markets and will radically transform our relationship with work.
Over 2.1 million children in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana work in cocoa fields, where they face hazardous conditions that may imperil their health, access to education, and future livelihood. This week in the District of Columbia, leaders from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana − which together produce 60 percent of the world’s cocoa − gathered for the annual Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group meeting to discuss ways to end the worst forms of child labor.
European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions continued to decrease in 2014, with a 4.1% reduction in emissions to 24.4% below 1990 levels, according to the EU’s annual inventory published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).