Category: Health and Safety

US: Imperial Sugar fined on 2008 explosion at its Savannah refinery

Texas-based Imperial Sugar Company (ISC) will pay USD 6.05 million in safety and health violations fines in relation to the 7 February 2008 explosion that killed 14 workers and injured an additional 36 at its refinery in Port Wentworth, Savannah, Georgia.

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Kenya: OHS Activities in the Sugar Sector

A two-week program successfully completed the first phase of the work with KUPSAW focussed on health and safety issues in the sugar sector of Kenya, under the IUF Global Sugar project in East and Southern Africa. Tangible results have been achieved in the 2007-2010 period, benefitting thousands of sugar workers. Quite probably, the main impact …

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Mozambique: Sanitary facilities for cane cutters while working in the field

Quantos as casas de banhos estou agora com o Marfino um dos membros do secretariado e que responde pelas areas do campo,diz ele que foi tomada a decisão de montar se casas de banhos movéis em cada estação das bombas! E que já chegaram 5 casas de banhos movéis por ser montadas.

In relation …

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United States: Imperial Refinery Ignored Hazards Before 14 Deaths

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators said today (24 September) that Imperial Sugar Co. managers ignored dangers of explosive dust for decades before the explosion at the Georgia refinery, which on 7 February of last year claimed the lives of 14 workers and left 36 others with horrific second- and third-degree burns.

Several reports appearing …

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Kenya: OHS Workshop with KUSPW: 16-21 Feb. 2009

Occupational Health and Safety is a major issue in the Kenya cane and sugar sector, and the focus of the long-term work between the IUF Global Sugar Program and KUSPW, the Kenya Unions of Sugar Plantation Workers.

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Tanzania: Maternity Protection in the Sugar Sector

Information collected at a workshop on Collective Bargaining Agreements by the IUF Global Sugar Program and the Tanzania Plantation Workers Union (TPAWU). October 13-15 2008, Morogoro, Tanzania.

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Tanzania: CBA Workshop with TPAWU: 13-15 October 2008

Twenty-one delegates representing all sugar estates in Tanzania, as well as the Unitrans-Kilombero and TPAWU regional and national staff, met in Morogoro (200 km south of Dar-es-Salaam) for a workshop on Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) issues, in the context of the IUF Global Sugar Project in East and Southern Africa.

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Zambia and Malawi: Maternity Protection in the Sugar Sector

 

Area Clause Length of Continuous Employment to access benefits ZAM: 2 years but only apply to permanent workers, not seasonal; casual workers are not covered by CBA. (National legislation: 2 years) MAL: 2 years for both permanent and seasonal; casual workers do not have access to benefits (union can negotiate with management on the …

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Jamaica: Occupational Health and Safety Workshop in Frome: 10-13 Aug.

Jamaica: Occupational Health and Safety Workshop in Frome As a follow-up to the October 2007 meeting on Occupational Health and Safety in the Frome Sugar Estate in Jamaica, union members of the Frome Safety Committee met from 11-13 August in Savanna-la-Mar to evaluate the work done since the October 2007 meeting. The meeting was also …

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United States: Death Toll Rises From February Explosion at Imperial refinery

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