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Bangladesh: Covid-19 and Rights of the healthcare workers

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:04

The Daily Star (30.06.2020) The government of Bangladesh has taken several positive measures to cope with the current crisis. On 7 April 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced special insurance and stimulus for healthcare workers (HCWs) and other employees of the republic for their frontline roles in the fight against coronavirus. Special incentives include health insurance of Tk 5-10 lakh (according to rank), and the amount will be five times higher if anyone is at higher risk of death or dies from the virus.

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Malaysia: Socso scheme helps cut workers’ mishaps while commuting to work

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:21

Daily Express Online  (10.10.2019) Socso scheme helps cut workers’ mishaps while commuting to work. Elopura Assemblyman, Calvin Chong, said awareness on road accidents involving workers heading to or from work is important. He said, according to a study by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros), about 30 to 40 per cent of accidents occur due to road users’ attitude.

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malaysia
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WOS2019 Conference on "The Future of Safety in a Digitalised World" Organized by AUVA in Vienna

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:58

finance.yahoo.com (16.09.2019) The "10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work" will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 23 to 26 September 2019. It is organised by the Austrian Workers' Compensation Board (AUVA).

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US: Secondhand Smoke Remains an Occupational Health Issue

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 09:51

EHS Daily Advisor (12.08.2019) Nearly one-fifth of nonsmokers were exposed to secondhand smoke at work, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a recently published study. The CDC reported that 19.9% of nonsmokers had some exposure on the job, and 10.1% had frequent exposures.

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united states
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Occupational accidents and diseases

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UK: Two-thirds of people say work damages their mental health

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:48

Workplace Insight  (23.08.2019)  A new survey from CV-Library suggests that the UK’s professionals have a problematic relationship with work, with three-quarters (74.2 percent) claiming that their job is damaging their mental health.

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united kingdom
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Occupational accidents and diseases

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[Opinion] Malaysia: Role of employers in Vision Zero campaign

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 09:05

The Star Online (26.07.2019) THE call by Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran for zero accidents in the workplace and occupational safety and health (OSH) measures to be strictly practised in all sectors of industry should be lauded. After all, zero accidents in the workplace would ensure higher productivity of workers and hence improve company profits.

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malaysia
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Malaysia: New concept to prevent workplace accidents, diseases

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:54

 New Straits Times (11.07.2019) Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) implementation efforts can be re-focused on a stronger platform with the adoption of the Vision Zero concept. Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran said this would help the country achieve its aim of reducing accidents and disease rate as well as enhancing workers’ well-being.

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malaysia
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France: Santé au travail - les employeurs tentent de défendre leur pré carré

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:53

Les Echos (12.07.2019) Organisations syndicales et patronales se réunissent ce vendredi pour décider ensemble des sujets à négocier dans le cadre de la réforme de la santé au travail. Le patronat ne veut pas céder le pouvoir au sein de l'organisation actuelle, alors que les syndicats voudraient ouvrir le jeu pour renforcer la prévention.

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france
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