Report Back from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Protecting Bangladesh Garment Workers from Factory Fires and Building Collapses
Speaker: Garrett Brown, MPH, CIH
Brown just returned from a 10-day trip to Dhaka and Chittagong, Bangladesh, where he met with garment workers, their unions, and the staff of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety. The Accord is an independent organization conducting structural, electrical and fire inspections of 1,800 garment factories with 2 million workers. More than 150 clothing brands and retailers have signed the binding Accord to repair all identified hazards and establish factory Health & Safety Committees. Brown worked for Cal/OSHA for 20 years as a compliance officer and Headquarters staff, and is now full-time volunteer Coordinator of the Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network.
Wednesday, March 26th – 5:30 pm 2223 Fulton Street – 6th floor – Berkeley, CA
Sponsors: Hesperian Health Guides; Labor Occupational Health Program; Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 17th, 2014 6:04 PM