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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.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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04 March 2024 01:21

"Nothing about the Amazon without the Amazonians." This was the message carried at the meeting of the Amazonian Trade Union Network, held in September 2023 in Belém, Brazil. Read more...


26 February 2024 04:28

The Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers Union (KAHUTINDO) hosted a multi-stakeholder Focus Group Discussion (FGD), initiating a first step toward regulatory improvement on OSH in Indonesian Forestry.

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08 January 2024 08:26

TARIM ORMAN-IS held a climate change and forestry panel discussion in October of last year in Antalya with the participation of forest rangers and engineers to learn and discuss the devastating impact of climate change and extreme weather conditions on working conditions in the forestry sector.Read more...


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...


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.Read more...


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).Read more...


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.Read more...