There are many aspects to health and safety in a warehouse environment. Much depends on whether the operation is mechanised, the layout of the shop-floor, the type of goods being managed and whether or not the opportunity exists to design or re-design jobs and processes. This article is about three important aspects of warehouse health and safety; looking after people, designing processes with safety in mind and developing a lasting safety culture.
Scanning the Globe
- A growing concern: Attacks on healthcare workers
- TUC demand inquiry into blacklisting of workers
- Despite improvements in curbing child labor, 168 million still at work
- Norway to invest 14.3 million in textile worker safety
- OSHA forms alliance with Mexican Consulate in Louisiana to promote safety and health in the construction industry
Bangladesh retailers alliance appoints human rights veteran as president
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety reports that human rights expert and attorney Jeffrey Krilla has been named president of the coalition representing 20 North American apparel companies, retailers and brands. Krilla brings extensive foreign policy experience to the position, having spent most of his career working around the globe on trade, development and human rights issues.
Bangla garment sector agrees on common safety standards
The adoption of common safety standards in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment factories has come a step closer, following a meeting of national tripartite partners, the Alliance and Accord and other key stakeholders in the industry.