Author: Ellen Pinkos Cobb
For the first time, violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO Member States. Before adoption of the Convention, there had been no international legal standard that addressed violence and harassment in the workplace or provided a definition and scope for it.
On June 21, 2019, at the International Labour Conference's annual meeting, the ILO adopted the new Convention and Recommendation to Combat Violence and Harassment in the Workplace. Conventions are legally binding international treaties that may be ratified by Member States, while Recommendations provide advice and guidance.
The Convention defines violence and harassment as "a range of unacceptable behaviours and practices" that "aim at, result in, or are likely to result in physical, psychological, sexual or economic harm". This potentially covers physical abuse, verbal abuse, bullying and mobbing, sexual harassment, threats, and stalking, among other things. The Convention also takes account of the fact that nowadays, work does not always take place at a physical workplace; so, for example, it covers work-related communications, including those enabled by information and communication technology.
Convention No. 190 will enter into force 12 months after two Member States have ratified it.
Convention 190, Convention Concerning The Elimination Of Violence And Harassment In The World Of Work at https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_711570.pdf.
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Is Your Company in Compliance with the New and Comprehensive Workplace Psychosocial Risk Factor Standard in Mexico?
Author: Brittany Palmer
This new standard applies to all workplaces in Mexico! Many of its provisions come into effect next month, with others taking effect in 2020.
In October 2018, Mexico issued NOM-035-STPS-2018 Psychological risk factors at work – Identification, analysis and prevention. The objective of the standard is to establish the elements to identify, analyze, and prevent psychosocial risk factors in the workplace and to promote a favorable organizational environment. It contains a number of requirements in the following areas:
The new requirements that a company must comply with are dependent on the number of people in the workplace.
If you are unsure what the requirements are or want to assess your compliance, download our self-auditing checklist below and find out. There are four separate checklists included based on number of employees.
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Denmark issued the Ordinance on Wastewater Permits etc. pursuant to Chapter 3 and 4 of the Environmental Protection Act. The Order applies to all wastewater treatment plants and to the supply of substances directly to the groundwater. When conditions of a wastewater treatment plant changes substantially, renewed authorization is required under the Order. The Order went into effect on November 1, 2019.
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In September 2019, India issued G.S.R. 651(E) – Draft Rules – Lead Stabilizer Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes and Fittings Rule 2019.
This rule required that every manufacturer comply with the limits of the lead extraction and marketing requirements, such as ensuring durability and legibility of the embossment up to the life of the PVC pipes and fittings. The rules went into effect on the day of their publication in the Official Gazette.
Additional Information: http://moef.gov.in/g-s-r-651e-date12092019-draft-rules-lead-stabilizer-polyvinyl-chloride-pvc-pipes-and-fittings-rules-2019/.
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Taiwan has issued the Regulations of Emergency Response Plan and Warning Notification for Air Polluting Accidents. The Plan requires the appropriate unit or personnel to use the air pollution emergency control substances in the table attached to the regulation to formulate an emergency response plan for air pollution emergencies and report it to the municipal, county (city) competent authority for verification and implementation. Within six months from the date of promulgation, September 9, 2019, private and public premises will complete the air pollution accident plan and report it in accordance with previous measures.
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