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BASCAP Project


Bangladesh's rapid industrial growth from a low-income to a middle-income nation poses risks to worker safety and health. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is a top priority, addressed through government regulations and buyer CSR demands. However, doubts persist about the effectiveness of audits in improving workplace safety. Little is known about actual audit practices, making it crucial to optimize resources for tangible OSH improvements.


The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) are partnering on a research project funded by Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC). Our goal is to scrutinize audit practices in Bangladesh's garment and leather sectors. We seek to identify impactful audit methods for preventing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues within companies. Starting with a survey, we plan to observe 100 audits, interview auditors, and assess the actual impact of audits in companies. Our aim is to share our findings with stakeholders through publications, offering practical insights for optimizing audits and testing new safety methods systematically.

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Upcoming Event

How can social compliance audits benefit the garments industry? - A discussion of the future of audits

You are invited to a workshop on how to make social compliance audits more beneficial for the garment industry, based on the latest research and stakeholder perspectives. The workshop will also address the new challenges and opportunities posed by the EU legislation on due diligence and ESG reporting.

Date: February 20, 2024

Venue: Lakeshore hotel, Gulshan 2.

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1st Worker Workshop, November 12, 2022

Batch workshop where 25 workers (participants) were able to be present at the Mamta-Palli, Gazipur.

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2nd Worker Workshop, February 10, 2023

The 2nd batch workshop held with another 25 garment workers from 5 manufacturers.

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Continuing Public Health Education Seminar

Bangladesh Social Compliance Audits Practice (BASCAP) Project PhD Studies.

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Stakeholder Workshop for Audit Project Webinar

Audit practices and safety and health in Bangladesh Stakeholder Workshop for Audit project webinar.

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BASCAP Project


Phone: [880] 2-8035502, Ext.:1311
Fax: [880] 2-8055312


E-mail: bascapproject@gmail.com


Mirpur-1, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh