Founder Message

According to the United Nations (UN) report; Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.Due to poor reporting and coverage systems in many countries, still the possible cause for accidents and the preventive method is not discovered.It is disheartening fact that Bangladesh is one among the country where safety is given less importance.

Here comes a word ‘safety’ as anything from which you are free out of injury, danger or damage to property or personnel is safety. The word ‘safety’ is not just to be felt as a discoursing word, but it is which encloses a complete life. Safety starts inside the home, eating the right food, walking in road, travelling, swimming, working in industries/factories and many more. In our every action safety should be given importance.It starts with simple common sense to be alert always, adhere safety regulations and follow the individual roles and responsibilities.

Are we really aware of what should be done in case of emergency or we terrified of that situation? Even today, thousands of school children lose their life because of the hazards like collapse of building, window or a balcony, stairs, fire, food poisoning etc. The level of safety extends and increased based on the hazard in workplace or environment is increased. For many industries safety is the boon to safe guard an individual, property, possessions from various type of hazards which could be realized or concealed. There are various type of industries like Construction, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining, Electrical, Manufacturing,Power, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Food manufacturing & processing industries and so on which has more chance of accidents like slips, trips, falls, amputation, crushing, fire & explosion, electrocution, asphyxiation and finally fatality.

There are a lot of acts which have also been framed for the worker’s welfare like Bangladesh Factories Act 1965, Bangladesh Labour Law 2006 and Rules 2015 , International Labour Organization (ILO): OSH Guideline 2001 and also an act 1974 under the Health and Safety at Work which emphasize on the health and safety.

Employers should ensure that employees are given knowledge on the safety awareness or information about health and safety, safe working environment, emergency arrangements and first aid etc., Even if the regulations are enforced it is in individual behavior to be safe and accountable for life theirs and others in the society. We witness many road accidents, fire accidents and other deadly industrial accidents like Rana Plaza , Tazreen Factory disasters mainly due to the negligence of human behavior and commitment.

Bangladesh Safety Academy  has taken a major defending action providing safety knowledge and awareness among people.It starts with offering safety courses for HSE professionals, individuals and organizations pertaining to their needs and now in to consulting and auditing service to bring in standards for safety in life. Our guidance and awareness for safety is an initiative towards the huge vision of creating safe Bangladesh. Our path to contribute safety is a never tired mission based on our motto ” WE CONTRIBUTE TO BUILD A SAFE NATION”.