The NIPOSH was initiated to enhance productivity and efficiency of the RMG industry integrating LEAN manufacturing and OSH. The project intends to develop a network of professionals in the RMG industry and create a culture of collective consciousness alongside building a strong connectivity amongst the factories.
The project is funded by the Embassy of Denmark, Bangladesh. With the collaboration of University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA); jointly implemented By Centre of Efficiency, Innovation and OSH (BGMEA) and Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST).
The objective of the development cooperation is to develop and document a network model for integrated improvement of OSH and productivity (LEAN), and to secure a sustainable model where BGMEA in affiliation with universities is qualified to lead such future processes.
A total of 25 factories were on board in this project and a first phase factory visit has been done. At the first factory visit, the NIPOSH team collected some basic data from the factories.
Dr. Mohammad Sarwar Morshed, Project Leader, NIPOSH, and a professor at AUST said, “Sustainable improvement for OHS and productivity in RMG sectors of Bangladesh is a precondition to cope with current and upcoming challenges. Industry and academia relationship is also important for capacity building for the future university graduates, product development and diversification, course curriculum update and scientific contribution.”
Dr. Abu Hamza, Project Coordinator and Research Fellow, NIPOSH, and Engineer Azim Mohammad, Phd Fellow, NIPOSH, spoke at the event. A total of 39 representatives from 13 woven garment factories took part in the daylong session.
AUST and University of Southern Denmark initiated project to train RMG workers