￼Bangladesh Accord newsletter for signatories, factories and other parties interested in the Accord’s factory safety programme.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is conducting independent, engineering inspections for fire, electrical, and building structural safety at all factories in Bangladesh producing for Accord signatory brands and retailers.
At a recent inspection of M/S Mega Chois Knitwear Ltd. (118 Baipail, Mosjid Bus Stand, Ashulia, Dhaka), Accord engineers identified extremely serious fire safety concerns. The safety concerns were of such an extent that the building was determined unsafe for production and occupancy until such time that urgent remedial measures were completed.
27 January 201 Meeting (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its fourth Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 27 January 2015 in Dhaka. Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) – Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director served as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisor y Board. AB member attendance was negatively affected by the recent and continuing blockades of the city and hartals.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is committed to total transparency and as such will be publishing all Steering Committee minutes. The brand representatives and labour representatives of the Steering Committee and a witness signatory to the Accord meet quarterly face-to-face and have ad hoc conference calls as needed.
It is with sadness that the Accord has learned that an elevator accident has caused the death of Mr. Aminul at J. L. Sweaters Ltd on 9 December 2014. Aminul worked at J.L. Sweaters as a Knitting Operator. The Accord expresses our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and co-workers.
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