Regulation of chemicals in the workplace "huge challenge"

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Young boy spraying insecticides on plants. Senegal/ILO

The regulation and management of chemicals in the workplace is a "huge challenge" for the global community, according to the UN's International Labour Organization (ILO).

According to World Health Organization figures there are at least 400,00 deaths a year around the world annually which are attributable to the poor management of chemicals at work.

Although chemicals are central to many processes and products that have come to be part of daily life, they may also entail significant risks for workers, and the environment.

Daniel Dickinson asked Pavan Baichoo of the ILO how chemicals can impact the safety of people at work.

Duration: 2'53"

 

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