Poor Workplace Safety
According to research conducted by the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE) of Bangladesh, more than 1,225 workers were killed and over 500 injured at workplaces across the country in 2016, compared to a total of 951 on-thejob casualties recorded in 2015. The OSHE report reveals the current state of occupational safety and health in Bangladesh, which lags behind in the region in terms of ergonomics and safe working conditions offered to the employees. In fact, the issue of workers' safety has never been considered by the government on a priority basis. Consequently, most industries do not pay heed to the protection of labour rights, whereas the rising unemployment rate in the country compels people to keep working despite the lack of occupational safety and health related risks posed at the workplace. This is really a big concern and needs urgent attention.