The BSCI Supports the World Day of Safety and Health at Work

28-04-2011

On 28 April, the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) joins the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The aim of this day is to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. The World Day of Safety and Health at Work seeks to increase awareness of emerging trends in occupational safety and health and on work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide. Health and safety is a serious issue that the majority of BSCI members face in their supply chains. The situation is particularly prominent in Bangladesh. According to 2010 BSCI audit results, only 13% of initial audits conducted in Bangladesh were rated 'Good' in terms of health and safety, the rest were rated with 'Improvement Needed' or 'Non Compliant'. These results put health and safety high on the agenda of stakeholder discussions and BSCI's training activities for BSCI members' suppliers in Bangladesh.  In 2011 the BSCI continues to increase training activities worldwide. BSCI workshops give the opportunity to listen to common issues faced by suppliers, create dialogue to exchange best practices and provide guidance on management practices to help create safer workplaces. View the upcoming training activities on the events page of the BSCI website. Watch this video clip to learn more about how the BSCI tackles health and safety issues in risk countries through BSCI workshops. The BSCI will continue working to find new ways of promoting health and safety issues in all of the risk countries of our members' suppliers with the aim of reducing or avoiding major risks in factories. Advanced Workshop - Health & Safety from BSCI on Vimeo.  

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