Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh


Across the country, students are calling on universities to require brands producing college-logo apparel to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. The Accord is an independent agreement designed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces. It includes independent safety inspections at factories and public reporting of the results of these inspections.

Where safety issues are identified, retailers commit to ensuring that repairs are carried out, that sufficient funds are made available to do so, and that workers at these factories continue to be paid a salary ... read more: Accord on Fire and Building Safety In Bangladesh

Updates about the Accord and Death Traps in Bangladesh on the United Students Against Sweatshops site.

In the last eight years alone, over 1,800 Bangladeshi garment workers have died in building collapses and factory fires.
Two recent disasters in Bangladesh death trap factories:

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