A Dhaka factory collapse in 2013 threw the international spotlight on the working conditions in Bangladesh garment factories. Thankfully, concerted efforts to clean up the sector are now making a real difference.
As economies, organisations and workers strive to recover from the downturn caused by the public health crisis of COVID-19, there are calls for long-term investment, prevention plans and to revitalise and ‘build back better’, writes Richard Jones, head of policy and regulatory engagement.
West Japan Railway introduced the controversial training exercise in 2016 after a component had fallen off a high-speed train the previous year. The aluminum part struck the train’s body as it passed through a tunnel in southwest Japan and injured one passenger. Investigators blamed the incident on loose bolts and poor inspections.