In the run-up to the April 28th commemoration of International Workers’ Memorial Day – also known as World Day for Safety and Health at Work - the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is criticizing the European Commission’s failure to promote occupational cancer prevention measures.
The founding of Earth Day in the U.S. in 1970 was, according to many, the beginning of the environmental movement – a recognition of environmental issues and problems and the need for actions taken to address them.
At the first All-Russian OSH Week last week, nearly 3,000 occupational safety and health practitioners, experts, scientists and private sector representatives from Russia and abroad discussed new trends and prospects for promoting safety and health at work, ensuring safe working conditions and protecting workers’ health.
Macau is drafting new construction safety rules, officials said, after several workers died recently at casino sites amid a building boom in the world's largest gambling hub, according to a report by Reuters news agency.
Despite growing awareness about the importance of safe work practices, the construction sector in Australia is falling short in its efforts to reduce accidents on job sites, a leading safety consultant says. Emma Bentton, founder of mobile application safety systems provider Systems on a Shoestring, said practices had improved throughout the building sector in a number of areas but that gains in outcomes over recent years had not matched those delivered in other areas of the economy.
Despite progress, the region remains vulnerable to resurgence of disease
March 30, 2015
One year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began the largest international emergency response in agency history, the goal is the same: Get to zero new Ebola cases in West Africa.
Voting has begun on draft ISO 45001, which sets the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system. ISO 45001 is currently at the committee draft stage of development, the first consultation phase.
Portland, Ore., lineman Kurt Shriver, who traveled to the South American nation of Suriname in October to help launch a new safety training program for linemen, knew he was bringing knowledge that was sorely lacking. But the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local125 member was still surprised at conditions faced by workers at EBS, the state-run utility.
More than 5.8 trillion cigarettes smoked in 2014 alone
March 20, 2015
An atlas put together by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation graphically details the harmful influence of tobacco on health, poverty, social justice, and the environment; the progress being made in tobacco control; and – according to the two organizations -- the latest products and tactics being used by the industry to protect its profits and delay and derail tobacco control.