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Garment industry in Bangladesh set to become safer
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May '15
Two years after global garment brands and retailers and two global unions and their national readymade garments (RMG) affiliates signed an unprecedented agreement to make garment factories safe in Bangladesh, all 1500-plus factories covered under it have been inspected for fire, electrical and structural safety. Many safety issues were identified at each inspected factory, Bangladesh Accord said in a statement.

“Fixing all these hazards is a massive amount of work for the RMG industry, but safety remediation work at the inspected factories is underway. There has been especially good progress on electrical remediation which is positive as most factory fires are caused by electrical hazards. As a result, we have helped prevent fires in factories covered by the Accord,” said Brad Loewen, chief safety inspector of the Accord. “We are pleased to also report that we have verified the first fully remediated factories where all fire, electrical, and structural safety corrective actions from the initial inspections are complete.”

With more than 200 company signatories and 1500 factories covered by the agreement, the Accord had embarked on a large scale effort to identify and resolve all major safety risks in these factories.

The initial inspections by the Accord have brought the urgency to improve workplace safety in the Bangladeshi RMG to the fore. “Identifying the issues and developing plans to correct them is the first step. In the remaining three years of the Accord we will work with our signatories and suppliers to complete the remediation at all factories and ensure that a functioning safety and health committee capable of maintaining and monitoring safety issues on a day-to day basis is in place at every Accord listed factory. This requires a concerted effort from the factories with support from the Accord signatory companies and Accord union colleagues. The Accord team stands ready to support all parties if we hit obstacles in this road ahead,” said Rob Wayss, executive director of the Accord.

The Accord continues to work intensively with its company and union signatories, workers, factory owners and their associations and the Government of Bangladesh - National Effort to realize the common goal of a safe and sustainable RMG industry in the country, the statement said. (SH)

Fibre2fashion News Desk – India


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