More and more Chinese factories are using robots to make up for the shortage of labor in the country.
"There are more companies recruiting than people applying for jobs," said Liu Jihong, vice general manager of a Zhejiang-based company that produces seats for engineering machinery as well as for commercial and passenger vehicles.
Manufacturers will significantly accelerate their use of robots in U.S. factories over the next decade as they become cheaper and perform more tasks, constraining payroll growth, according to a study out Tuesday.
In an op-ed article featured in the French daily newspaper Le Monde on November 30, some 100 scientists condemn the strategies employed by the chemicals industry in order to influence European Union (EU) legislation on endocrine disruptors.
Advocacy group Food & Water Watch is warning that passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will undermine food safety in the U.S. A new report from the organization, Toxic Buffet: How the TPP Trades Away Seafood Safety, says the partnership would increase seafood imports from nations that routinely use antibiotics and chemicals in fish farming that are illegal in the United States.
The death toll from a construction accident at a power plant in China last week has risen to 74, with 13 people being detained by Chinese authorities as a result of the ongoing investigation into the cause of the disaster.
In early September 2016, researchers from Canada and the U.S. convened a workshop in Montreal to analyze current and emerging issues in the economics of worker safety and health, and to formulate potential collaborative research aiming to improve and standardize economic metrics of worker injury and illness, including metrics of the under-recognized burden for workers and their families, employers, and society.
From August 22 – 24, 2018, Suntec Singapore will host OS+H Asia 2018, The Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition for Asia. Since its first staging in 1998, the event has established itself as a unique platform for occupational safety and health development in Singapore and the entire ASEAN region.
Last month, the European Commission published a report aimed at assessing the framework agreement on harassment and violence at work adopted in 2007 by the European social partners. The document reports wide disparities between countries with regard to the implementation of the agreement and its real impact at company level.