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).
Three past presidents of the AIHA - Barbara Dawson, John Henshaw and Zack Mansdorf - are leading a fundraising effort to support a grassroots-level occupational safety and health training program in Bangladesh.
It’s New Year’s morning and I’ve just finished my local newspaper. The front page is about a 25-year-old Rochester man arrested in a reported ISIS-inspired plot to abduct or kill patrons in a neighborhood bar on New Years Eve.1
India’s high occupational fatality and illness rate was the subject of a meeting held last month in New Delhi aimed at identifying and developing solutions for key obstacles to improved workplace safety.
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.