Work on the Olympic Park and Village in Rio de Janeiro has been halted over fears for the safety of workers, Reuters has reported. With less than three months to go until the start of the games on 5 August, officials who reviewed work on a television tower in the Olympic park and digging work at the Olympic village have shut down operations at those and two other sites.
The second TOS+H Expo (Turkish Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition) continued the success of the premiere event two years ago and recently concluded in Istanbul with a large increase in visitor participation: 5,223 trade visitors (3,540 in 2014) participated to see the latest trends in personal protection equipment, health at work, occupational safety presented by 106 exhibitors from 17 nations. TOS+H Expo 2016 was jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf and the local trade fair company Tezulas Fuar.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Industry High-Level Assessment Report, an appraisal and gap analysis of Bangladesh fire and building safety standards, protocols, inspection procedures and training programs.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) today announced two recipients of the 2016 Yant Award, which is presented annually to an individual residing outside of the United States to recognize outstanding contributions in industrial hygiene or allied fields. This year marks the first time that AIHA will honor two individuals with this prestigious award.
In March, 2011, a magnitude nine earthquake off the east coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people and led to meltdowns and release of radioactive material at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.