NFPA Journal says NFPA ready to provide technical assistance to Pakistan, Bangladesh in wake of garment factory tragedies

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jul 22, 2013

Shannon(2).ashxIn recent months, a series of fires and building collapses in garment factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan claimed the lives of at least 1,500 workers. It is appalling in the 21st century that workers anywhere in the world would be subjected to conditions like these, says NFPA President Jim Shannon in his editorial "Global View" in the July/August issue of NFPA JournalAdoption of NFPA 1, Fire Code, and NFPA 101Life Safety Code, by Pakistan and Bangladesh is a way to begin to raise safety standards for their work forces. As an organization whose mission is safety, NFPA stands ready to provide technical assistance in that process, says Shannon.