Health and safety

02 May 2024 09:18

Hot on the tracks: BWI and ADB hold inspection of Philippine railway project amid sweltering heat

 

In the week of Workers' Memorial Day, BWI and one of its Philippine affiliates, the National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW), conducted a joint inspection with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) of the Malalos-Clark Railway Project. Read more...


28 April 2024 01:45

On this Workers Memorial Day, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and its affiliates worldwide unite to speak out against work-related deaths.
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26 April 2024 09:53

In anticipation of International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) launched a significant initiative titled “Adapting to the Heat: Existing Global Responses for Workers in Construction, Building Materials, Wood, and Forestry Industries." Read more...


26 April 2024 00:21

As the world observes International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, the European Federation of Building and Wood Workers (EFBWW) and the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) have issued a joint statement to commemorate workers who have lost their lives in workplace accidents.Read more...


16 April 2024 08:55

BWI trade union affiliates across Mozambique, Namibia, and Zambia are forging a formidable front in the fight for safer workplaces, sounding the alarm against growing hazards and championing worker protection.

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16 April 2024 00:46

Following BWI’s two-day conference on Ukraine’s reconstruction, a one-day training session was held for the 15 PROFBUD trade union representatives who attended the conference in Warsaw. Read more...


12 April 2024 11:57

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.Read more...


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. Read more...