• Md Alamgir Hossain
  • Md Sakhawat Hossain
4. term, Risk and Safety Management, Candidate (Master Programme)
The tanning industry of Bangladesh has been facing an emerging threat to international leather market
for not achieving third party compliance certification. Moreover, losing buyers, a mentionable decrease
in workorders, and losing reputation in international leather domain are being considered a matter of
concern for not being able to establish a safe chemical management system in Bangladesh tanning
industry. Numerous factors are being thought liable for chemical management deviations. This thesis
paper traced out the factors by performing qualitative and empirical data analysis. The qualitative data
has been gathered from the secondary data sources and the quantitative analysis has been accomplished
by conducting in person survey procedure among 125 employees from six different tanneries in BSCIC
Tannery Industrial Estate, Hemayetpur, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The quantitative analysis has been
performed using IBM SPSS statistical program v-29. Factor analysis has been conducted to extract the
factors that contribute to chemical management deviations in tannery. The results depicted four key
factors i.e., chemical related knowledge on storage and unloading, Employers attitude towards chemical
effluent disposal and chemical dosing, factual complications to achieve third party certification, and
chemical training and safety concern that are playing as key element for chemical management deviations
in Bangladesh tanning industry. To tackle these obstacles, this thesis paper suggested some interventions
in relation to chemical related Laws, Rules, Standards, Guidelines, Policies, and best practices that are
being followed in global tanning industry. Moreover, opinion from chemical experts acquired by online
survey have also been included to improve the chemical management deviations. On top of that
suggestions were considered in regards to strengthen the different stakeholders for establishing a safe
chemical management system in tanning industry of Bangladesh. To attain the sustainable improvement
in chemical management system of Bangladesh tanning industry, a cumulative effort from government,
employers, workers, and buyers and brands become an immense need.
Publication date1 Jun 2023
Number of pages109
ID: 532489928