Sanitation Workers’ Jobs Endanger Their Health, Rights, WHO Report Says

The Telegraph: ‘People are dying every day’: the perilous job of sanitation workers
“Sanitation workers — people whose job brings them into direct contact with human waste — are risking their lives through accident and disease because of poor workplace protection, a report has warned…” (Gulland, 11/14).

U.N. News: Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand
“…Highlighting the dangers for the millions of people who clean toilets, sewers, and septic tanks, ahead of World Toilet Day next Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) insisted that while the workforce performs an essential public service, their own health is compromised and they are often shunned…” (11/13).

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