BILS Vice Chairman Md. Mojibur Rahman Bhuiyan chaired the inaugural session of the workshop, while Director (Programme & Information) Kohinoor Mahmood delivered welcome address. Joint Inspector General (Safety) Farid Ahmed and Deputy Inspector General (Safety) Md. Mahfuzur Rahman Bhuiyan of Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) Head Office and Labour Inspectors from Chattogram Polash kumar das and Suvankar Dutta, Ship Breaking Workers Trade Union Forum Joint Conveners A M Nazim Uddin and Md. Shafar Ali were present at the workshop among others.
Objective of the workshop was to develop manual for factory inspectors aimed at upgrading livelihood and workplace environment of Ship-breaking workers in line with national and international laws and tools regarding Ship-breaking industries.
Different points like national and international instruments, health hazard, role of government, employers and trade union, legal aspect and good practices were discussed as part of the plan to develop the manual.