Better Safety Helps Bangladesh Shipbuilding Industry

A shipbuilding company in Bangladesh brought down its high rate of workplace injuries from about 1,000 per month to 10 by bucking workplace norms in the country with safety restrictions that include protective gear like hardhats and goggles. Western Marine did this by putting in place warnings, fines and even threats of job losses for workers who violated safety rules. Its investment has paid off with new orders from international companies who require all suppliers to follow high safety standards, setting them apart from competitors in the country.

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