Employees are often under pressure go to ‘over and above’ their normal working hours, but could businesses be doing themselves harm by expecting staff to work long hours? OSH content developer Ryan Exley says it’s time for a rethink
As COP27 seeks urgent answers, climate change increasingly threatens worker health, with the hottest seven years on record and current policies that could lead to a 2.4-3.5 degrees centigrade increase by 2100, according to The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels (2022).
A report has found that improving employee participation in health and safety, educating and training the workforce and implementing a safety culture are the main health and safety priorities for the businesses surveyed.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has signed an agreement with the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) to improve OSH practices in ten priority economic sectors. The partnership builds on similar work in Bangladesh’s garment sector
Organisations are facing ever increasing levels of scrutiny regarding their OSH performance. Investors, asset managers, customers and regulators are seeking assurance that businesses are looking after the people who work for them and the communities in which they operate.