ILO programme “Improving Working Conditions in RMG”

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ILO programme “Improving Working Conditions in RMG”

ILO programme “Improving Working Conditions in RMG”
Building a culture of Occupational Safety and Health in the RMG sector

The present capacity-building initiative reached 585 companies in RMG sector and provided training to 8,038 mid-level managers and 800,000 workers

Efforts have been undertaken and supported by ILO to reinforce the capacity of workers, supervisors and managers in the Ready-Made-Garment (RMG) sector to improve the safety of their workplaces in RMG companies in Bangladesh. Through training and education and the support of broad awareness campaigns and materials, workers and employers have benefited from improved safety practices. The International Training Centre of the ILO and ILO Dhaka Office in strong partnership with Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF), Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Export Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers Export Association (BKMEA) made an agreement to reach out to 585 companies providing training material and support for the implementation of basic training events and informative sessions for mid-level managers and workers.

Key areas of work
  • Fire safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Trips slip and fall and good housekeeping
  • Dangerous substances
  • Ergonomics
  • Noise protection
  • Preventing violence at work
ILO programme “Improving Working Conditions in RMG”

We are glad to announce that we hit all the targets foreseen in the third and last phase of the project in terms of numbers of reached companies and number of mid-level managers trained!

Our achievements:

  1. 120 accredited EOSH trainers
  2. 8,308 mid-level managers in 585 companies and 405 training sessions
  3. Training 800,000 (est.) workers in 16,000 (est.) training sessions
Training sessions

Total trainers: 114

Companies reached

Total employees (estimate): 1,500,000

Middle level managers trained

Men: 6,801 Women: 1,237

List of Companies

The following companies voluntarily agreed to take part in the ILO Programme Building a Safety Culture at workplace in RMG sector.

In the file below you will find information about:  

  • the companies involved including factory name, address, number of employees, OSH management system in place
  • the activities realized with ITC ILO, ILO  Dhaka, BGMEA and BKMEA support in the framework of this project
  • progress and concrete improvements achieved 

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