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Scores fainted in Tboung Khmum high school: Officials

Scores of high school students in Tboung Khmum province fainted over the weekend due to high temperatures and personal health factors, authorities said. Deputy provincial governor Hak Sok Makara yesterday said 41 students at Kroch Chhmar High School fainted during classes on Friday and Saturday, ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681282/scores-fainted-in-tboung-khmum-high-school-officials

NSSF reports decrease in fainting cases

Thirteen cases of fainting among garment workers occurred in factories last year, a decrease of more than 60 percent compared with 17 cases in 2018, according to a National Social Security Fund report.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679706/nssf-reports-decrease-in-fainting-cases

Jump in fainting cases in 2017 for garment workers

The National Social Security Fund of the Ministry of Labour said more than 1,600 workers fainted in 22 factories in 2017, an increase of more than 400 from the previous year. According to a Facebook post that published the conclusion of the 2017 annual results and ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106532/jump-fainting-cases-2017-garment-workers/

Faintings up 39 percent over six-month period

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) said yesterday that incidents of garment workers fainting on the factory floor had increased by 39 percent over the first six months of the year when compared to the same period last year. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/faintings-39-percent-over-six-month-period

Factories told to cool off for hot season

According to the official announcement, manufacturers in the textile, garment and footwear industry must do more to stop employees from fainting and suffering ill health as a result of working under excessive temperatures. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36898/factories-told-to-cool-off-for-hot-season/

Faintings continue apace

More than 50 workers from four garment factories in the capital’s Vattanac Industrial Park 2 had fainted yesterday, police said, but a union representative put the figure at more than 200 – which is the number who collapsed at the same site just a day ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012111659771/National-news/faintings-continue-apace.html

A factory’s fainting crisis

In a single factory that supplies some of the biggest international brands, faintings occurred every day for five years, a new investigation by the Cambodian Legal Education Centre has found. Until just weeks ago, when the management installed new fans, three to four garments workers were ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759624/National-news/a-factorys-fainting-crisis.html

Productivity Could Increase if Manufacturers Feed Workers

More than 60 percent of garment factory owners believe that the productivity of their workers could increase if nutrition levels improved and over half would be willing to provide meals for their workers as long as it came at the right price, according to a ...

Boycott Nike, says Mu Sochua

Opposition MP Mu Sochua yesterday called for a boycott of global sports brand Nike, following two fainting incidents at a factory that supplies it last week. She also warned that global brands and the Cambodian government were taking a huge gamble by failing to address the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040955513/National-news/boycott-nike-says-mu-sochua.html

Hundreds More Faint Again at Nike Factory

Just two days after dozens of workers fainted at a factory in Kompong Speu province that manufactures clothing for US sports brand Nike, another 300 workers at the same factory fainted on Friday. Chy Sakla, a secretary for the Free Trade Union (FTU) at the Sabrina ...

Mass factory fainting

107 workers at the Sabrina Garment factory in Kampong Speu’s Sambo commune were sent to hospital after becoming dizzy and fainting late yesterday morning. Choek Borin, the Labour Department’s Kampong Speu bureau chief, said that 107 factory workers fainted ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040555443/National-news/mass-factory-fainting.html

Brands Urge Gov't to Act on SEZ Shooting

Some of the world’s largest international clothing brands, along with foreign labor protection groups, have called on the Cambodian government to intensify its investigation of last month’s triple shooting of spectators at a Svay Rieng special economic zone. Signed by several of the biggest customers ...

Working conditions report highlights faintings

Ninety-five percent of factories in the country are issuing too much overtime, while more than 60 percent of factories are too hot, according to a report released yesterday by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories program. Both the excessive overtime and the hot working conditions ...

Factory for named brands slammed for faintings

Low wages and a lack of occupational health and safety measures led to a mass fainting on Tuesday at a Phnom Penh garment factory that produces clothes for well-known brands Wal-Mart, Target and Reebok, according to a statement released by the Community Legal Education Center ...

Fumes lead to factory fainting

About 60 female workers at a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district were rushed to a nearby hospital yesterday after fainting from inhaling paint fumes. Tuol Sangke commune police chief said that workers at King First Industrial Co Ltd began vomiting and complaining of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012554129/National-news/fumes-lead-to-factory-fainting.html

Push to uncover fainting cause

The International Labour Organisation’s Better Factories program is seeking funding for a campaign to prevent “future fainting incidents” at the garment factories it monitors, following the release on Friday of the results of its investigation into them, according to a document obtained by the Post. The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011121253302/National-news/push-to-uncover-fainting-cause.html

False alarms trigger fainting

Three false alarms at a garment factory triggered another mass fainting incident yesterday morning, sending 59 female staff, including one security guard, to hospitals and clinics, according to a statement from the Ministry of Labour. The first alarm went off  about 7:40am in a sewing section, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120953262/National-news/false-alarms-trigger-fainting.html

Labour Ministry releases mass fainting figures

Figures released by the Ministry of Labor on Friday showed that 1,578 garment factory workers have fainted in workplace incidents since the beginning of this year. Pok Vanthat, deputy director of the Labor Ministry’s Medical Unit and chief of its research committee, said that his committee ...

Global brands join fainting 'phenomenon' inquiry

At least 24 international apparel brands have pledged to immediately investigate the mass fainting “phenomenon” that has hit the Cambodian garment factories that supply them, the International Labour Organisation says. Executives of global brands had pledged to work together “to determine the precise causes of incidences ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090951549/National-news/global-brands-join-fainting-phenomenon-inquiry.html

Country’s Buyers Discuss Faintings, Union Law

Multiple government ministries and the International Labor organization will form a group to investigate the mass fainting that have plagued Cambodia’s garment industry over the past several months, Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh said yesterday. There have been at least 15 mass fainting since the beginning ...

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