The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has published a new Global Report presenting critical evidence on six leading impacts of climate change on health and safety at work. The six critical impacts of climate change on occupational safety and health (OSH) have been identified based on their severity and magnitude: excessive heat, solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation, extreme weather events, workplace air pollution, vector-borne diseases, and agrochemicals. Workers are among the most vulnerable groups exposed, often without any choice but to have to continue working, even under dangerous conditions. The report emphasises that the number of workers exposed to hazards intensified by climate change could reach billions, with outdoor workers being most exposed and at risk. The report also finds strong evidence to indicate that health conditions found in workers are linked to climate change, concluding that the impacts of climate change on hazards will necessitate changes in legislation, regulation, and guidance.



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