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An extensive analysis of the health hazards for RMG workers in apparel sector of Bangladesh

Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology
Taosif Ahmed,1 Rony Mia,1,2 Md Navid Tanjim,3 Md Azhar Waqar,4 Md Mahamudul Hasan,5 Anik Das,1 Al Mojnun Shamim,1 Khurshid Jahan1

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Since the 1980s, the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh has encountered fast development and is at present positioned the second most elevated exporter on the planet after China. The RMG business has made a generous commitment to the economy and society by fundamentally giving a wellspring of work to around over 4,000,000 laborers, for the most part, ladies. This amazing development is subverted by the absence of safety in the factories and industrial accidents, which has defined the health hazards associated with the RMG division. These mishaps stunned the nation and the worldwide network. Because of these mishaps, the Government of Bangladesh and the advancement accomplices have prepared extraordinary help and made responsibilities to improve working conditions and worker's safety in the RMG business in Bangladesh. This paper is an endeavor to confirm the advancement and execution level of various activities taken by Bangladesh Government and the worldwide purchasers and retailers of RMG explicitly in the field of occupational health hazards, for example, health and hygiene, safety, other issues of health, hygiene and safety, welfare as well as OHS management system & training. A useful study was done straightforwardly on RMG laborers to rough their insight level on consistency factors and their comprehension and acknowledgment of the current acts of occupational health hazards and safety in RMG manufacturing plants.


RMG, Occupational health and safety, RMG workers, Health hazards