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International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. It is committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. It promotes the enforcement of labour rights t...

News Releases

Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
2012-11-25
Clean Clothes Campaign
Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 wor...
5,000 Canadians walk to honour and support families of workplace tragedy
2013-05-03
Threads of Life
Beginning May 4, more than 5000 Canadians will walk in support of families affected by workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease, as part of the annual Steps for Life - Wal...

Sources Select Resources

Asbestos revealed as Canada's top cause of workplace death
Grant, Tavia
Article
2014
Globe & Mail
Asbestos exposure is the single largest on-the-job killer in Canada. Since 1996, almost 5,000 approved death claims stem from asbestos exposure, making it by far the top source of workplace death in C...
Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Clean Clothes Campaign
Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 wor...
Bangladesh's exploitation economy
Cyran, Olivier
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
Before the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed over a thousand people, most of them textile workers, there was the fire that killed a hundred at the Tazreen factory. A major cause is western companie...
Cheap clothing proves far too dear
The death of workers in Bangladesh are just the latest tragedy that springs from the west's addiction to fashion
Siegle, Lucy
Article
2010
The Guardian
In Bangladesh one hundred workers died in a garment fire, a common occurence plaguing a workforce that already has the distinction of being the "most poorly paid in the world". The author investigates...
Connexions Other Voices - July 22, 2017
Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
Death on the Bakken shale
Film/Video
2015
Al Jazeera
North Dakota's fracking industry has the highest worker fatality rates in the US. Why are so many dying and who should be held responsible?
More chance of dying from work than going to war
Article
2014
RT
Going to war may seem one of the most hazardous ordeals on the planet, but perhaps not. The International Labor Organization (ILO) says there is more chance of dying from work than fighting for your c...
Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
SS Newfoundland was a sealing ship which lost 78 sealers on the ice during extreme weather conditions in March 1914 which claimed lives from three sealing ships in an event known as the 1914 Newfoundl...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 15, 2015
Workers' Health and Safety
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
The topic of the week is Workers' Health and Safety. Articles on why environmentalists should support working class struggles; whistleblowers; the appalling death rate from U.S. drone strikes; the mur...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...

Sources Bookshelf

Forget Me Not
Canadian Stories of Workplace Tragedy from the Families' Perspective
Book
2011

Media

Canadian Occupational Safety
Informing and educating Canadian safety professionals about safety topics in the workplace.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
CCOHS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.


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