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On the 18th of March 2023, the 2nd National Workshop on Current Ship Recycling Practices in Bangladesh: Challenges to Ratify Hong Kong Convention (HKC) and Future Opportunities took place at the Well Park Hotel in Chattogram, the ship recycling hub of Bangladesh. The Chief Guest of the event was the Honorable Joint Secretary from the Ministry of Industries, Mr. Protap Chandra Biswas. Prominent guests and stakeholders from the Bangladesh Ship Breakers and Recyclers Association (BSBRA), Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE), International Classification Societies, Employees from several Ship Recycling Facilities and counterparts of Safety agencies working within the industry were present to grace the occasion.

Participants engaged in interactive open-ended discussions to present and highlight existing industrial practices and commercial aspects involved with ship recycling and the ways forward for adoption to embrace Hong Kong Convention Compliance upon Bangladesh Government's possible Ratification by the end of 2023.

Following the presentations and engaging discussions, a questionnaire-based industrial assessment session took place where 35 participants provided responses to the assessment questionnaire for incorporation into the research purpose for the project.

The Workshop was concluded by a formal certificate-giving ceremony chaired by the Chief Guest followed by lunch. The Workshop eventually resulted in a successful organization of an event highlighting the importance of ship recycling and HKC Ratification for Bangladesh with 60 participants.

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From the 4th to the 5th of February, 2023 the first formal training session on Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) took place. Accident Research Institute (ARI), BUET organized the first day of the session which reflected on the theoretical aspects of HAZOP and how HAZOP is performed, and documents involving HAZOP activity. Assistant Professor of ARI, BUET Mr. Imran Uddin conducted the session on the first day. Project Co-lead Dr. N.M. Golam Zakaria attended the session along with both the RAs and the TSS.

On the second day (5th February), 2023, the second session took place at the Welding and Sheet Metal Shop, which highlighted the practical aspects of welding process safety and cutting safety considerations while working within the ship recycling facilities in relation to the project purpose.

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Upon recruitment of 2 TSSs for the project, one of the major tasks of this research project was to conduct surveys for obtaining on-ground information about the risks and hazards involved with ship recycling operations in Bangladesh. Till now, surveys across 17 ship recycling facilities have been accomplished. More than 1200 responses from the workforce have been collected and data analysis has been performed to reflect on the findings from the surveys.

Following are a few glimpses of the surveys so far conducted:

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