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Prevention is always better than cure!

For the collection of accident-related data, the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) through the Bangladesh Labour Act and the Bangladesh Labour Rules has obliged factories and establishments to report accidents occurring in the workplace. The analysis of workplace accident data will provide valuable insights into the root causes of accidents and identify patterns and trends that can help organizations implement effective prevention strategies. By knowing about types and frequency of accidents as well as contributing factors, organizations can identify areas for improvement and implement targeted safety measures and training programs to reduce the risk of future accidents. Additionally, ongoing monitoring and analysis of workplace accidents can help organizations track their progress in reducing accidents and make further improvements to their safety programs.

Since January 2023, the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) has made it easier for factories to report on accidents by utilizing a digital tool. Factories now have the possibility to digitally report accidents through the Labour Information Management System (LIMA). In order to report accidents via LIMA, factories need to first register with the system and navigate to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) module. A detailed tutorial on LIMA’s OSH module can be found here:

Registration Process for Labour Inspection Management Application (LIMA) (শ্রম পরিদর্শন পরিচালনা অ্যাপ্লিকেশন (লিমা) এর জন্য নিবন্ধন প্রক্রিয়া”)
Date: Mar 18, 2023
Video Tutorial for enlisting your registered organization in LIMA (আপনার (নিবন্ধিত) সংগঠনটি লিমাতে নিবন্ধন করার ভিডিও টিউটরিয়াল)
Date: Mar 18, 2023
Video Tutorial on applying for Factory Layout plan approval in LIMA (ফ্যাক্টরি লেআউট প্ল্যান অনুমোদনের জন্য লিমাতে আবেদন করার ভিডিও টিউটোরিয়াল)
Date: Mar 18, 2023
Video Tutorial on How to apply online for a factory/establishment license from DIFE (কারখানা/প্রতিষ্ঠানের লাইসেন্সের জন্য ডাইফিতে অনলাইনে আবেদন করার ভিডিও টিউটোরিয়াল।)
Date: Mar 18, 2023
Video tutorial on How to send Occupational Safety and Health reports online to DIFE (পেশাগত নিরাপত্তা এবং স্বাস্থ্য রিপোর্ট সমূহ ডিআইএফইতে অনলাইনে প্রেরণ জন্য ভিডিও টিউটোরিয়াল।)
Date: Mar 18, 2023

The following app is aimed to guide workers to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 and to stay healthy at work, even in a demanding working environment. With this easy-to-follow prevention app for Bangladesh, the management of RMG factories in Bangladesh should be empowered to better protect their workers – from COVID as well as from occupational diseases. Moreover, the management will have digital and customer-oriented access to relevant prevention content which is crucial for effective prevention work. The app has thus the potential to be an important contribution for establishing sustainable supply chains in multi-stakeholder cooperation across academic, social, political, national and industrial boundaries.

In order to improve the safety situation, both managers and workers can use the free app

The app can be found under the following link:

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