In the last blog posts I presented data that indicated HSE laws and regulations are ineffective in many Asian countries.The obvious question is why?Many factors have been cited as causes for ineffective HSE legislation, including:Problems with Laws and RegulationsInsufficient Penalty for Non-ComplianceLack of EnforcementLimited Economic WealthLack of Education and TrainingCorruptionWe will explore each of these […]
Monthly Archives: January 2016
Legislation or Prosperity – What Drives HSE Performance in Asia?
In the last several blog posts I have presented an overview of national and international occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental laws and regulations that affect companies operating in Asia.I noted that there was no significant correlation between the complexity or maturity of a country’s national HSE legislative regime and improvements to either worker […]
What Asian Businesses Need to Know About Multilateral Environmental Agreements
In a previous blog, I presented a broad overview of national environmental laws in Asia and the Middle East. In this post I will follow up on that theme and discuss key international environmental agreements that apply to businesses operating in Asia. This issue of international environmental agreements is particularly timely in light of the […]
What Asian Businesses Need to Know About International OHS Agreements
I have previously presented a broad overview of national occupational health and worker safety laws and regulations in Asia and the Middle East. In this post, I follow up on that theme with an overview of key international OHS agreements applicable to businesses operating in Asia.The International Labour Organization (ILO), an agency of the UN, […]