OSHE Foundation is now recognized as a specialized development institution on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Labour Standards, Occupational Victims Support etc. It has supported building network among workers, employers, GoB, trade unions activists, academicians, professionals etc. OSHE Foundation perform as a ‘special bridge’ to foster relations and cooperation between workers, government, employers on core labour standards, workplace safety, workers health, decent work, environmental protection and social safety net issues. OSHE foundation took an important role and contributed on development of National Occupational Health and Safety Policy (2013), National OSH Profile, amendment process of Bangladesh Labour Act (2006) and Bangladesh labour Rules (2015) as a social partner of the government. It is also providing OSH information services in the labour market. OSHE is an umbrella for different national and industrial trade unions both for employee and employers’ working together on workplace rights and development issues based on common understanding beyond any individual or specific group interest. OSHE foundation is serving as ‘think-tank’ at national level on labour, OHS, social protection, sustainable development and other cross-cutting issues. OSHE is playing catalyst role to promote sound industrial relations and workers’ rights for garments sector. It has strong organizational capacity like Financial Manual, Procurement Policy, Human Resource Manual, Annual Plan of the organization and projects. OSHE has been growing partnership and collaboration with government bodies such as Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Department of Inspections for Factories and Employment (DIFE), DNCC& DSCC etc.; UN agencies e.g. ILO; INGOs and existing development partners etc. OSHE has implementing partnership of growing network at national and local level with TUs, employer’s org., CBO/CSO and individual workers level at both formal and informal sector etc.
OSHE has working experience with various development partners such including EU, ILO, Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC), TDH-Italy, 3f, CAW, UNIFOR, WSM, California Collaborative, The Asia Foundation, Manusher Jonno Foundation and TUC etc. Besides OSHE is the paid member of Home-net South Asia (HNSA), WEIGO, and Street Net International. It has networking with ANROEV, AROSP, A-BAN.
SDG and LABOUR
OSHE Occupational Victims Support Unit
After the tragic accidents happened at various factories ultimately resulted in the establishment of a new unit of OSHE named ‘Occupational Accidents Victims Support Unit (OAVSU)’ to deal with the workplace accidents victims directly with special support and services to rehabilitate them in society.
Workplace Accident Monitoring Report 2022
Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE Foundation) monitored workplace accident in 2022 as part of its regular activities. This monitoring covered from 1st January to 29th December 2022.
Climate Change, Just Transition, Green Jobs and Labour
OSHE foundation initiated a primary project on climate change and labour issue period between 2008 – 2012 aim to raising awareness and capacity building for the trade unions and CBOs in Bangladesh on Climate Change, Just Transition and
Green Job issues.
Latest News and Actions
Continuous Struggle of the Rana Plaza Victim Rights Network (RPVRN) for Justice
In the occasion of 9th Anniversary of Rana Plaza Tragedy, the Rana Plaza Victim Rights Network (RPVRN) in
National Consultation on Just Transition in Bangladesh
Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE Foundation) with the collaboration of International
Capacity Building Training on SDG (Agenda 2030)
A capacity Building Training on SDG (Agenda 2030) held on 21-22 December 2021 at Hotel Asia
Exchange Meeting between Solidarity Center and Victims Rights Network
Executive Director of Solidarity Center Shawna Bader-Blau and Asia Regional Program Director Fred Azcarate
Training of Trainers on Social Protection, Organizing & Leadership for Home-based Workers
Three Training of Trainers (ToT) on Social Protection, organizing and leadership for Home-based Workers (HBWs) held on 23 March
What We Do
Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) established in 28 April 2003 as specialized development organization to work on issues effect employment, income, economy, environment and livelihood of the working people.
Since 2006 OSHE has been working for the promotion of occupational health and safety, workers’ rights and livelihood of both formal and informal workers. Awareness, advocacy and capacity building of the workers are core action area of OSHE. As part of awareness and capacity building actions OSHE implemented a series of mobilization, training, education and campaign programme on occupational safety and health, Labour standards and workplace human rights, decent work, social protection, green jobs, Climate change – environment and labour, organizing and leadership, Gender Based Violence, women empowerment and other relevant issues.
Currently OSHE is working for Promotion of Decent Work in Leather Supply Chain, Ensure Social Protection for Working Class People, Reducing Gender Based Violence, OSH Initiative for Workers and Community, Promotion of Decent work in Ship Breaking Industries in Sitakunda, Chittagong, Peer Expert Training for Potential Trade Union Leaders, Promoting Decent Work for construction Workers and creating safer work in Readymade Garments (RMG) and regularly monitor the workplaces accidents and causalities followed by publishing of regular survey reports. OSHE has a pool of expertise staffs together with 35 members.
Our mission is “To Promote Human Rights of workers at Work Places with Special Focus to Workplace Safety, Workers Health and Environmental protection. Extend our effort towards elimination of poverty; Social Advancement and healthy future of workers by contribute to strengthen capacity and unified position of labour movement in society as an important contributor of World of Work and Sustainable Development”
What is the role of trade unions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?
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