Healthy workers, healthy communities, healthy business: Supporting occupational health and safety in Bangladesh communities-healthy-business/index.html Image 003_resize

This publication describes a public-private partnership between GIZ and Western Marine Shipyard Ltd. in Bangladesh to improve occupational health and safety for the workers and their surrounding community. Shipbuilding is an important growth industry for Bangladesh and Western Marine in Chittagong is one of the country’s leading shipyards, employing a large workforce. The nature of this work is inherently hazardous, and occupational health issues are a major concern. The publication gives you an insight into a dramatic success story which resulted in a reduction of 99% in the number of accidents and injuries at the shipyard over a 15-month period, from the 1,000 incidents a month in February 2011 to 10 in June 2012.

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