WORKERS HEALTH AND SAFETY AND THE NEED FOR EFFECTIVE LABOUR INSPECTION.

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A STRONG LABOUR INSPECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Everyday thousands of workers all over the world are killed and injured at the working places and exploited by unscrupulous employers. An effective and non-corrupt labour inspection that controls the workplaces is of primary importance, especially where unions are weak or non-existent! For more information contact John Graversgaard.



INFORMATION ON WORKERS HEALTH AND SAFETY AND LABOUR INSPECTION

UNIONS BEHIND FIRE AND SAFETY ACCORD IN BANGLADESH "Workers and their unions have more hope for the future after the global media reported on the terrible crimes in Bangladesh factories and an accord was made"

  • ACCORD ON FIRE AND BUILDING SAFETY
  • TRAGEDY WITH NO END IN BANGLADESH. "With more than 1100 workers trapped and killed in a building with garment factories, factory inspection must be drastically overhauled"

  • HRW: ALLOW WORKERS TO UNIONIZE; OVERHAUL FACTORY INSPECTIONS
  • QATAR`S BRUTAL LABOUR SYSTEM: AMNESTY REPORT. "Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup...workers are treated as slaves"

  • THE SYSTEM FOR MIGRANT WORKERS IN QATAR: 10 KEY FACTS
  • GLOBAL EXPANSION OF PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT AND RISING INEQUALITIES. "Evidence collected by EMCONET-researchers shows that the shift to precarious work arrangements is on the rise and having serious adverse effects on workers health. See WHO-report"

  • GLOBAL VIEW OF THE CRISIS FOR WORKERS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
  • ASBESTOS: THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL. “Anyone who has lost someone to asbestos related disease will understand when I say, nothing is ever 'normal' again. The anger, the bitterness and the fear remains and is always lurking below the surface.”

  • LATEST FROM THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE ASBESTOS CORPORATIONS
  • DRASTIC CUTS ON LABOUR INSPECTION IN UK: The chock doctrine used by the neoliberal right wing government in UK, opens the door for a more raw capitalism where workers health and safety is hit hard. The HSE saw its budget cut by 35 per cent and that, combined with a 28 per cent cut in local government funding, will have a damaging impact on safety in workplaces up and down the UK.

  • MORE PEOPLE ARE LIKELY TO MADE ILL BY THEIR JOBS, AND KILLED OR INJURED AT WORK
  • CSR and GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS by Garrett Brown: Working conditions, including workplace safety, in global supply chains of products sold by transnational corporations have only marginally improved over the last 15 years despite the development of hundreds of corporate “codes of conduct,” code monitoring systems, and an elaborate new “corporate social responsibility” industry. Read his breathtaking article from New Solutions

  • GENUINE WORKER PARTICIPATION—AN INDISPENSABLE KEY TO EFFECTIVE GLOBAL OHS.
  • LESSONS FOR US AND OTHER OIL PRODUCING COUNTRIES AFTER THE CATASTROPHE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO: Production and profit are too often in competition with safety. So there must be separate labour inspection for offshore safety. Read about how the Piper Alpha incident in UK moved inspection away from being too close to the industry. A thing to be learned also in US.

  • NEED FOR INDEPENDENT INSPECTION ON OFF SHORE ACTIVITIES.
  • BUILDING TOWERS, Cheating Workers. Exploitation of Migrant Construction Workers in the United Arab Emirates

  • Read this report about the secrets of the DUBAI GOLD RUSH
  • WORKERS HEALTH AND SAFETY IN CHINA

  • Special issue of IJOEH on China
  • Lean Manufacturing Comes to China: A Case Study of Its Impact on Workplace Health and Safety
  • MAQUILADORA HEALTH & SAFETY SUPPORT NETWORK
  • EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES OR FREE ZONES - THE EXPERIENCE FROM A TRADE UNION POINT OF VIEW

  • Jesper Nielsen, International advisor of the United Federation of Danish Workers (3F) says: Free zones, or export processing zones have swelled in number over the last 30-40 years to a global total of more than 5,000 zones. Today, there are 43 million workers employed in such zones, where workers are denied their basic rights.
  • CIVIL SOCIETY FIGHTS BACK!

  • Shipbreaking of asbestos-Contaminated ships
  • ILO ESTIMATES THAT 2.2 MILLION WORKERS ARE KILLED OR DISABLED EVERY YEAR

  • Work can be a killing machine
  • SELLING DEATH: ABOUT THE GLOBAL ASBESTOS INDUSTRY(from Hazards)

  • Read HAZARDS MAGAZINE about asbestos

  • HAZARDS MAGAZINE: Hazards looks behind the company safety hype, and gives union answers to workplace problems. Using a global network of union safety correspondents, Hazards makes sure you have the best information available anywhere.

  • HAZARDS


  • CHILD LABOUR: Child labour is now widely recognised as a global issue. Many countries have adopted ILO Convention 182 on eliminating the worst forms of child labour, and labour inspectorates now integrate relevant activities within their own work programmes. However, there is a need for more information and assistance on this subject in order for labour inspectorates to deal with the challenges effectively. Read the essential handbook from ILO: COMBATING CHILD LABOUR: A HANDBOOK FOR LABOUR INSPECTORS

  • COMBATING CHILD LABOUR


  • DOCUMENTS ON LABOUR INSPECTION PRACTICE

  • Labour Inspection pages of ILO

  • Labour Inspection: A guide to the profession by Wolfgang von Richthofen

  • The Role of Labour Inspection in combating Child Labour

  • International Standards on Labour Inspection

  • ILO Recommendations on Labour Inspection No. 81

  • Health and Safety Inspections at work. A Guide for UNISON Safety Representatives

  • How to Inspect in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises by John Graversgaard

  • PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS: HOW CAN LABOUR INSPECTION INSPECT PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS IN THE WORKPLACE? Presented by John Graversgaard in "Stress at work in enlarging Europe", ISPESL, 2004.

  • SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN SME`S. BEST EU PRACTICES REGARDING SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES(SME`S). HOW CAN LABOUR INSPECTION SUPPORT LABOUR PREVENTION? Best practice of labour inspection in European countries: Methods presented to the Polish State Labour Inspection by John Graversgaard


  • LINKS TO STRATEGIC INFORMATION ON WORKERS HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • International Ban Asbestos Secretariat

  • Dresden Asbestos Conference 2003

  • Maquiladora Health and Safety Support Network: Homepage

  • Maquiladora Health and Safety Supprt Network: Newsletter

  • Basel Network: An International Network of Activists Seeking to Prevent the Globalization of The Toxic Chemical Crisis

  • International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health

  • Campaign for The Welfare State: Attacks on Labour Inspection is also an Attack on The Welfare State

  • European Trade Union Institute: Health and Safety at Work

  • ECOHSE: European Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment


  • CORRUPTION IN LABOUR INSPECTION? -FIGHT AGAINST THIS DISEASE


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    THE BASIC ROLE OF UNIONS

    Unions have always been an important tool in the fight for health and safety at work, against exploitation and repression. Trade union rights are human rights!

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