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  • 06:00 29 Apr 2015

    10.5 Million Awarded for Global Occupational Saftey and Health Project

    Source: DOL News Releases and Briefs

    Safety and health at work is a basic human right, and a necessity for inclusive economic development. The International Labour Organization reports more than 2.3 million people die every year from occupational and work-related injuries and diseases. The human toll of these injuries and diseases is immeasurable. Economic consequences are also substantial, with an estimated annual loss of 4 percent to global gross domestic product.

    To help galvanize global efforts to improve occupational safety and health, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs) today awarded a $10.5 million cooperative agreement to the International Labour Organization for a technical cooperation project to support the ILO's new Global Initiative on Occupational Safety and Health.

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