NEW YORK — With a backdrop of a string of tragic factory fires in Asia in recent months and companies taking harder looks at their corporate social responsibility plans to avoid future catastrophes while improving their overall sustainability strategies, Textile Exchange’s annual workshop focused directly on those issues.
Christine Briscoe, training and development manager for the Americas at the Fair Labor Association, illustrated the fire safety issue by showing the audience a photo of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, where 112 years ago last week, 146 factory workers perished after a fire broke out in the building where there were blocked fire exits, fabric and lint strewn on floors and fire truck ladders that were several floors short of being able to reach the trapped people. She noted that it brought about new workplace laws and regulations.
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