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‘Govt committed to ensure occupational safety of workers’

RANGPUR, The present government is committed to ensure

occupational health and safety of workers at all workplaces to boost

productivity on way to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Officials said this at a postrally discussion held here in observance of

the National Occupational Health and Safety2019 with the theme of 'Safe

working atmosphere, Bangladesh towards sustainable development' on Sunday

afternoon.

The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) and

Ministry of Labour and Employment with assistance of the Deputy

Commissioner's office organised the rally and discussion to observe the day.

Earlier, officials of district, police and health administrations, DIFE,

owners, officials and employees of different industries and factories,

political leaders, workers, civil society members and human rights activists

participated in the rally.

Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib as the chief guest addressed discussion

held on the Town Hall premises with Additional Deputy Commissioner (General)

Syed Enamul Kabir in the chair.

Deputy Inspector General of DIFE at Rangpur office Soma Roy delivered

welcome speech narrating various steps taken by the government to ensure

sound health and safe working environment for workers at workplaces.

Deputy Director at Regional Office of the Directorate of Labour Md

Sadekuzzaman, Additional Police Super Maruf Ahmed, Medical Officer at Civil

Surgeon's office Dr Nujhat Afroz and Office Secretary of district Awami

League Tauhidur Rahman Tutul addressed.

The speakers discussed the essence of adopting ample steps and using modern

technologies to ensure occupational safety and health of workers at all

workplaces to reduce all kinds of risks and health hazards.

The chief guest called for ensuring congenial working environment at

workplaces by preventing risks like long working hours, exposure to unsafe

materials, noise pollution, inadequate lighting, damages to equipments and

emotional and corporal oppressions.

Promoting safe, healthy and wellmannered working environment for workers

at workplaces will reduce risk of accidents and health hazards to zero level

increasing productivity on way to achieve the SDGs by 2030, he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)