Global Workers Face Rising Heat Exposure

On 22nd April 2024, a report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) revealed that over 70% of the global workforce is now exposed to excessive heat, a staggering increase of 34.7% over the past two decades.

Key Points

  • The rise in temperatures and expanding workforce contribute to a significant increase in heat exposure, posing health risks to workers worldwide.
  • Hot and rural regions, like those in India, witness epidemics of chronic kidney disease, particularly affecting workers engaged in strenuous manual labor.
  • The Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment issued an advisory to protect workers from heat waves, emphasizing measures like providing ....
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