Tag Archives: Occupational safety and health

26Sep/22

Social factors and geopolitical tensions are the major cause of disruption in the mining sector, with ESG the top focus

ESG issues, geopolitics and climate change are the top three risks/opportunities facing mining and metals companies over the next 12 months, according to global mining leaders surveyed for the 15th edition of the EY Top 10 Business Risks and Opportunities for mining and metals in 2023. Continue reading

27Jun/22

Workers’ rights: how a landmark UN decision on safety and health will actually affect employees

Huw Thomas, University of Bristol

In what has been called the “biggest moment for workers’ rights in a quarter of a century”, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a safe and healthy work environment as one of its five fundamental principles and rights at work for all at its June 2022 international conference. This is the first extension of workers’ human rights in almost 25 years and it means governments must now commit to respect and promote the right to a safe and healthy working environment.

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