Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / NFPA to guide Bangla apparel units in safety measures
NFPA to guide Bangla apparel units in safety measures
Sep '14
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a body recognised for fire safety, signed a partnership which will guide garment factories adopt best practices and most up to date standards for building and fire safety, used around the world.

The collaboration will empower Alliance Members and Bangladesh garment factories with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect the health and safety of workers working in garment units in Bangladesh.

The key components of the partnership include; raising awareness of NFPA codes, standards and resources in the Bangladesh RMG sector; expanding training and education through effective fire and electrical system safety programs and disseminate information to help workers recognize and prevent workplace hazards.

“NFPA is committed to working with others who share our interest in helping to prevent life-threatening fire and electrical hazards and we hope these efforts will serve as a catalyst for the government and others to strengthen their fire safety procedures”, NFPA President James Pauley said.

Moving forward, an implementation team of representatives from each organization will develop a plan of action, determine working procedures and identify participants’ roles and responsibilities. Members from the Alliance and NFPA will meet at least once per year to share progress made.

Ellen Tauscher, Alliance Board Chair said, “Our partnership with NFPA will ensure our member factories will be guided by best practices used around the world and the most up to date standards for building and fire safety.”

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety was founded by a group of North American apparel companies, retailers and brands with the intent of improving safety in Bangladeshi apparel production factories.

While the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1896 seeks to reduce worldwide burden of fire and other safety hazards by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Benetton seeks approval for FDI in single-brand retail

Global fashion brand Benetton Group, has sought Indian government's...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Walmart to conduct GST workshops for SME suppliers

With the objective of supporting its small and medium-sized (SME)...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search