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Bangladesh blowback: Hopes for improved garment factory safety

June 2, 2014
For the first time in any global supply chain, genuinely independent inspections of garment factories are identifying and correcting life safety hazards that have killed hundreds of Bangladesh garment workers in recent years.


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Measles cases in the United States reach 20-year high

CDC urges vaccination as summer travel season approaches
May 30, 2014

Two hundred and eighty-eight cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014. This is the largest number of measles cases in the United States reported in the first five months of a year since 1994.


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Report: Changing climate is affecting Americans’ health, environment

May 29, 2014

A report released by the EPA yesterday, Climate Change Indicators in the United States, presents strong evidence that climate change is occurring across the United States – and is affecting human health in ways ranging from a longer ragweed pollen season to a rise in heat-related deaths.


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List of possible projects to strengthen workplace health and safety in Bangladesh
May 29, 2014

On May 7th, representatives of the organizations listed below heard presentations from the Embassy of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau on ongoing efforts to improve safety and health in the 3,600 cut-and-sew factories that make up Bangladesh’s “ready made garment” industry.


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Successful first staging of Tos+H Expo in Turkey

May 28, 2014

The premiere staging of TOS+H EXPO, the first Turkish Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition in Istanbul, achieved very positive results with 3,540 visitors and 90 exhibitors participating.


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Unions from around the world call for asbestos ban

Russian asbestos industry tries to crash conference
May 16, 2014

It’s legal in emerging nations but banned in the developed world (although you can still find it in many buildings). An international coalition called for it to be banned globally 25 years ago, but as an industry, it continues to thrive.


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WHO calls for stepped-up prevention of alcohol-related deaths and diseases

May 15, 2014

The World Health Organization says an alarming new report showing that 3.3 million deaths across the globe in 2012 were due to the harmful use of alcohol highlights the need for action to reduce that number.


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Turkish mine accident kills hundreds

May 14, 2014

Turkish officials have revised the death toll from Tuesday's mine disaster upward, to an estimated 300 people, with 18 miners are still trapped beneath the surface.


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What makes for a “high sustainability” corporation?

May 8, 2014

Robert G. Eccles, a professor at the Harvard Business School, presented findings from a study he helped conduct on attributes of high sustainability companies on Wednesday, May 7 at an event sponsored by ASSE – “Occupational Safety & Health in Global Workforce Sustainability.” The half-day meeting was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.


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AIHA, U.S. delegation to attend China COS+H Conference

April 30, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association is putting together a U.S. delegation to a conference and professional development program taking place in Beijing, China from September 20-27 of this year.


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