Supply Chain Safety Programs Promoted

DES PLAINES, IL (Nov. 29, 2012) – With workplace tragedies such as the recent factory fires in Bangladesh killing more than 100 people last weekend and in Pakistan killing more than 300 workers in September, the American Society of Safety Engineers(ASSE) and the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability urge corporations to implement effective safety management programs and practices in their supply chains to help prevent these disasters from happening.

“Any organization wishing to proclaim itself as ‘sustainable’ must have a safety management system in place to protect its workers, and in a similar manner any ‘sustainable’ organization using suppliers from underdeveloped and developing nations must also require those suppliers to protect the safety and health of their employees,” said Thomas Cecich, ASSE vice president for professional affairs and chair of the center board.