A policy brief reveals the death of 19 migrant workers within 18 months due to lack of occupational health safety measures
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Unofficial translation by the Business & Human RightS Resource Centre
Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights issued a policy brief in collaboration with Ford Foundation regarding concerns of OHS in the workplace in Jordan. The paper says that Tamkeen documented 14 deaths in 2019 and 5 deaths in the first half of 2020 among migrant workers due to lack of OHS measures in their workplaces. The cases concern workers from Egypt, Syria and Pakistan. In addition, Tamkeen has received 63 complaints from Jordanian workers and migrant workers concerning issues related to OHS in different sectors, including factories and farms. The paper also mentions that the majority of migrant workers are employed in dangerous sectors and that most of them do not have social protection; either because they are employed in the informal sector or their employers have not registered them in the social protection scheme.