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Fainting cases among garment workers decreased last year

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Garment workers who fainted get treatment at a hospital in Phnom Penh. KT/ Chor Sokunthea

The fainting cases among garment workers occurred in 11 factories last year, a decrease of more than 60 percent compared with 2018’s 17 factories, according to a report.

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) issued a report today, saying that fainting occurred in 11 factories across the Kingdom in 2019 in which 831 workers, 822 of whom were women.

Garment workers who fainted get treatment at a hospital in Phnom Penh. KT/ Chor Sokunthea

It said that in 2018, the fainting occurred in 17 factories where 2,109 workers fainted.

NSSF director Ouk Samvithya  said today at the annual meeting in Phnom Penh that fainting was caused by psychosocial issues, chemical fumes and overtime

He said that the fainting cases decreased thanks to preventive measures, noting that the NSSF continues to educate workers on how to protect themselves from fainting.

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