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  1. Business - Companies

    Retailers plan Bangladesh factory inspections under safety pact

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 01:23pm by Reuters

    ... retailers has finalised a plan to conduct coordinated inspections of factories in Bangladesh in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1,129 people in April. ... Every factory will undergo an initial inspection within the next nine months, with repairs initiated where necessary and a process put in place to allow companies or workers to report problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1277877/retailers-plan-bangladesh-factory-inspections-under-safety-pact
  2. News - Asia

    Bangladesh factory owners sweat it out over safety inspections

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:46pm by Reuters

    ... of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, an inspection group led by European retailers, and the North American brands-led Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, which together are scrutinising around ... Reuters in Dhaka Manufacturers in Bangladesh facing worries over safety inspections express concern over the erratic nature of the process Sweating it out over factory checks It took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543106/bangladesh-factory-owners-sweat-it-out-over-safety-inspections
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY

    Probe after worker dies at Sai Kung building site

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Probe after worker dies at Sai Kung building site A worker died in hospital after he collapsed at a residential construction site in Sai Kung West Country Park yesterday. ... suspicious. Officers from the Labour Department took statements from Lam's colleagues and inspected the site and machinery, while his family members burned incense and paper offerings. The house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579478/probe-after-worker-dies-sai-kung-building-site
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Fire inspection of 6,500 buildings near hawker stalls planned

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 03:52pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Hong Kong government will launch a fire safety inspection operation of 6,500 buildings near hawker stalls this summer, Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam ... summer, the Buildings Department and the Fire Services Department will launch a joint operation to inspect 6,500 old residential blocks, or blocks with mixed housing and commercial uses,” Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194618/fire-inspection-6500-buildings-near-hawker-stalls-planned
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Asbestos inspection sparks health concerns among building residents

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... after a building contractor handed out flyers saying it was inspecting it for asbestos, a cancer-causing substance. People who have been living at 111 Mount Butler Road, Jardine's Lookout, for years say they have not been told of the extent of the problem, and fear a lack of information about asbestos is a chronic problem across the city. "There was an inspection around five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027890/asbestos-inspection-sparks-health-concerns-among-building-residents
  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian guards inspect aid convoy as Russia masses armour near border

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 05:40pm by Reuters

    ... vehicles massed on Friday near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy. Kiev has said the humanitarian aid might be used ... spokesman Andriy Demchenko said. The Ukrainian military said the inspection began on Friday morning, but it was not clear how long the process might take. On Thursday, the convoy of some 280 trucks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574247/ukrainian-officials-inspect-aid-convoy-russia-masses-armour-near-border
  7. News - Asia

    Retailers launch Bangladesh factory inspection

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Safety experts hired by Western retailers will begin a mass inspection on Wednesday Safety experts hired by Western retailers such as H&M and Benetton will begin a mass inspection on Wednesday of clothing factories in Bangladesh, nearly a year after 1,135 garment workers died in a building collapse. Dozens of fire officers and structural engineers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430279/retailers-launch-bangladesh-factory-inspection
  8. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap sand in concrete

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by HUIFENG HE

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen and Olga Wong Work on highest tower suspended after report of developers using cheap sea sand in concrete Shenzhen building alert Work on hold in Shenzhen building safety alert Several major property projects in Shenzhen- including what will be the city's highest building- have been ordered to suspend construction after CCTV reported that concrete used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1191896/shenzhen-construction-hold-after-alert-over-cheap-sand-concrete
  9. News - China

    Owners never inspected Taiwan gas pipeline that exploded because they 'didn't have the keys'

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 12:57pm by Ada Lee and Angela Meng

    ... Rescue continues after deadly gas explosions in Taiwan's Kaohsiung Meanwhile LCY Chemical, owner of the pipeline that caused the accident on Friday, said it never inspected the pipeline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566101/owner-pipeline-caused-deadly-blasts-kaohsiung-never-inspected-it
  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin skis slopes of Sochi on inspection tour of Olympic venues

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Putin checks out the slopes of Sochi Russian President Vladimir Putin began inspecting Winter Olympic venues in the Black Sea resort of Sochi yesterday, five weeks before ... glasses and a helmet. He and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also met surprised athletes and inspected hotels in the city. Putin's spokesman said he would check out all venues "in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1397041/putin-skis-slopes-sochi-inspection-tour-olympic-venues

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