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Bangladesh’s Leather Industry is Facing a ‘Health and Safety Crisis’

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Workers in Bangladesh’s export-oriented leather industry in Savar are facing a “health and safety crisis” due to unsafe working conditions, a new study suggested last month. Sixty-one percent of tannery workers suffer from health problems stemming from the absence of safety precautions and equipment, according the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE), a local…

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