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For employees, health in the workplace is essential precisely because we spend so much of our lives at work. For employers, worker health is an important determinant of productivity. (Shutterstock)

Work-related health and safety issues must be paid for by employers, not the public

Organizations may gain an advantage by not investing in worker health, instead simply replacing burned-out employees with new ones in order to ensure a supply of healthy employees.
Despite numerous high-profile cases of workplace bullying in recent years, bullying and harassment remain widespread. (Shutterstock)

Workplace bullying should be treated as a public health issue

It’s clear the current workplace health and safety framework isn’t stopping people from getting bullied. It’s time to treat bullying as a public health issue and address the problem more effectively.
In this picture taken June 14, 2013, Henna Begum holds a picture of her daughter Akhi Akhter, a garment worker in the Rana Plaza building in Savar when it collapsed. Kevin Frayer/AP

Years after the Rana Plaza tragedy, Bangladesh’s garment workers are still bottom of the pile

The 2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse is the clothing industry’s worst ever industrial incident. Not enough has changed for garment workers.

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