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12 April 2024 11:57

BWI launches series of hazard briefers to ensure workplace safety

 

As part of its commemoration of this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day, the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) has launched a comprehensive series of hazard briefers to raise awareness among workers on how to protect themselves while on the job and to advocate for healthy and safe workplaces across the globe.This is part of BWI’s continuing proactive initiative to prioritise the health and safety of workers worldwide.Lee mas...


02 April 2024 14:20

The 28th of April marks International Workers' Memorial Day 2024. Despite the success of establishing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) as a fundamental right, the harsh reality persists: we witness a rise in fatalities each year due to work-related accidents and diseases. This year, BWI will spotlight the risks leading to the loss of workers' lives in our sectors daily, under the theme: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH—LET'S TALK HAZARDS. 
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13 December 2023 04:05

Five individuals lost their lives in a tragic construction accident in Sweden when a construction lift collapsed on Monday. Lee mas...


29 November 2023 07:33

Trade union leaders from BWI affiliates led by Zach Smith of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Morgan Mazarura of the Zimbabwe Construction and Allied Trade Workers' Union (ZCATWU), and Linnea Wikström, BWI Global Coordinator for Construction and Infrastructure, have collectively advocated for increased worker health and safety protection at the 28th World Safety and Health Congress held in Sydney, Australia.Lee mas...


22 November 2023 10:53

In Uttarakhand, India, forty one (41) construction workers were trapped on 12 November when the Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel collapsed during construction by the Navayuga Engineering Construction Limited (NECL).Lee mas...


20 November 2023 15:05

In response to a recently released joint study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on occupational exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR), the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) called for urgent measures to increase health and safety protection for workers.Lee mas...


14 November 2023 13:12

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held its Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2023 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from November 13 to 17, 2023, with the goal of discussing climate solutions ahead of the COP 28 in Dubai. ItLee mas...


01 November 2023 02:36

The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) actively took part in the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW), which took place in Panama from 23 to 27 October.Lee mas...


31 October 2023 04:16

Thirty one (31) construction trade unionists, including seventeen (17) women leaders, from seven (7) countries met from 25 to 27 October to broaden their knowledge and awareness on climate change as well as on a broad range of other important issues such as justice and finance, technical and vocational education, and training institutions (TVETs); mental health; and occupational health and safety (OHS). Lee mas...