Sustainability is a high priority for big business, but what about the smaller companies that account for the majority of employment in the world? We look at the pressures on smaller businesses to prioritise the triple bottom line.
A new briefing note that outlines nine business practices to improve safety and health through supply chains and helps businesses to build a culture of prevention and protection was one of the main OSH developments highlighted at IOSH’s second West Africa Conference, held last month.
The environmental and human impacts of shipbreaking are significant – it's one of the most dangerous industries in the world. Thanks to Covid, thousands of large, unwanted ships are being sailed to South Asia coastlines and dismantled using blowtorches, usually with a minimum of PPE, training or safety protocols. The ship-recycling industry has long been under pressure to reform health and safety – it has killed more than 400 workers in the past decade. We look at what OSH practitioners can do to raise awareness.