Better Work Haiti released its 17th Synthesis Report under Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) II Legislation, providing transparent information for all programme stakeholders and a range of insights into the state of working conditions and labor standards in the garment industry today. The report draws upon data from 28 factories that were assessed from August 2017 to September 2018, bringing together quantitative compliance findings with qualitative evidence from day-to-day advisory and training work in factories. The findings have far-reaching implications both for policymaking and wider industry development.
There have been some observable recent improvements in Occupational safety and health, for example in reducing chemical exposure and establishing workplace OSH units, consistent across-the-board progress remains elusive in many facto¬ries. Having policies and procedures, established in a systems-based approach to improvement in place to prevent and manage OSH risks, can both reduce the likelihood of human error and mitigate compliance disruptions due to high staff turnover, which remains a common concern for many factories.