The to start with Industrial Protection Discussion board (ISF) took spot in Dhaka on 12 May possibly 2022.

Organised jointly by the Global Labour Group (ILO) and the Centre for Plan Dialogue (CPD), ISF brought with each other nationwide protection regulators, policymakers, lecturers, employers, workers’ associates, civil society members and improvement partners to explore the growth of a countrywide industrial protection framework for Bangladesh.

The infrastructure and institutional preparedness for industrial protection are nonetheless at nascent levels in the place. In certain, setting up safety, occupational security and health (OSH) and environmental sustainability continue to be outside the house the main routines in most industrial sectors.

The ISF aims to inspire and interact the appropriate stakeholders to establish a sustainable and transparent industrial protection framework, which will act as a foundation for making sure workplace basic safety in all industries throughout Bangladesh.

Mr Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, MP, Honourable Minister of Industries attended the forum as the Chief Visitor. He mentioned that this very first discussion board supplied a understanding sharing system for the stakeholders to collaborate for making certain protected doing the job surroundings in industries.

The Particular Guest of the discussion board, Mr Md. Ehsan-E-Elahi, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Work mentioned that the Ministry of Labour and Work has shaped two tri-partite committees to critique and amend the labour legislation to sustain respectable workplaces and industrial protection. “For inclusive growth of the country, the authorities and the general public bodies need to function with the companies and the civil society collaboratively”, explained Mr Elahi.

Mr Tuomo Poutiainen, Country Director of ILO Bangladesh said, “ISF delivered a system to talk about, have interaction and collaborate for increasing office protection and well being in all economic sectors throughout Bangladesh. We hope the suggestions and commitments shared at the forum will generate the course of action of building a countrywide industrial protection framework.”

Talking as a Visitor of Honour, Mr Ardashir Kabir, President of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) counseled the arranging of this forum and said that this aids to produce synergy to operate together for the common trigger of increasing industrial protection criteria.

The other Guest of Honour, Ms Shamim Ara, Chairperson of National Coordination Committee for Workers’ Education and learning (NCCWE) reported that security at workplaces not only keeps the staff safe but it also enhances the worker-employer associations, raises efficiency, and requires the state forward.

Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Investigation Director of CPD set the move of dialogue of the discussion board in his welcome remarks and emphasised on guaranteeing a security society in industries throughout Bangladesh.

ISF held two complex classes on the “Role of General public Establishments in Establishing Industrial Safety Framework” and “Employers’ Function in Utilizing OSH Restrictions in the Industry”. Gurus symbolizing federal government officers, non-public sector and labour leaders shared their thoughts at these periods.