Workshop on "Prospects of Education Programme on Safety Management in Bangladesh"

A workshop on 'Prospects of Education Programme on Safety Management in Bangladesh' was held on January 19, 2019 at BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS), BUET. Mr. Amar Chan Banik, Additional Inspector General, Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE); Major AKM Shakil Newaz, Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD); Mr. Shahul Sally, General Manager, Next Sourcing Limited, and Prof. Dr. Mehedi Ahmed Ansary, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET attended the workshop. The workshop was also attended by faculty members of various departments of BUET including EEE, PMRE, URP, Humanities, and BUET-JIDPUS. Representatives from Bangladesh Army, DIFE, Runner Automobiles, Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA), Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturer and Exporter Association (BPGMEA), Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) etc. and students of Safety Management Course offered by BUET-JIDPUS were also present in the workshop. The program was inaugurated with the welcome address by Prof. Dr. Raquib Ahsan, Director, BUET-JIDPUS. The key note speech was delivered by Dr. J. W. F. Wieresma, Research Fellow, BUET-JIDPUS. There were some poster presentations by the students of Safety Management Course of BUET-JIDPUS with focus on perspectives of safety management in the Ready-made Garments (RMG) sector of Bangladesh. Finally, three groups were formed for group discussion on three types of probable courses on safety management- Master's Programme, Short Course/Long Course and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD). Each of the groups discussed on merits, demerits, modality, outcome, eligibility of the candidates and sources of support for the respective courses. After the discussion, each group presented the summary in the presence of other participants and resource persons.