Washington, D.C. (BBN) – The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has signed a partnership deal with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a recognized international leader in fire safety aiming to strengthen safety in Bangladesh garment factories.

Under the deal, the Alliance will provide its member factories with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect the health and safety of workers in ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh.

“For too many years, the RMG industry has not taken enough measures to protect  employees and prevent  tragedies caused by unsafe working conditions or poor building construction,” said Ellen Tauscher, Alliance  Board Chair and former U.S. Congresswoman. “Our partnership with NFPA will ensure our Member factories will be guided by best practices used around the world and the most up to date standards for building and fire safety.”

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