FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telgian Chief Engineer Officer Tracey Bellamy Appointed to the
Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety’s Committee of Experts
Alliance to create and validate safety standards for factories in Bangladesh
TEMPE, Ariz., (Oct. 22, 2013)—Fire and life safety services provider Telgian Corporation today announced that Tracey Bellamy, PE, chief engineer officer, will serve as a technical expert on the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety’s Committee of Experts.
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety was established to address the fire and life safety and structural integrity concerns in the garment production industry in Bangladesh. A number of recent losses have focused attention on the facilities and the need for a common approach to safety. Bellamy is one of three expert consultants to be selected to serve on The Committee of Experts for a one-year term. He will assist with the creation and implementation of the Alliance Fire and Building Safety Standards and inspection process for factories in Bangladesh.
“Telgian Corporation strives to be a leader in fire and life safety, and we look forward to playing a part in such an important endeavor to enhance the safety for thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh,” said Bellamy. “It is a part of Telgian’s mission to protect lives and property for our customers, and we plan to help develop standards for Bangladesh to do the same.”
Bellamy has 25 years of field experience in fire protection plan review and system inspection, code development and analysis and fire hazard analysis. As chief engineer officer for Telgian Corporation, he oversees all engineering activities and establishes standards of performance for the fire protection engineering program. He also performs fire protection and life safety consulting services related to fire and building codes, national fire protection standards, and related issues. He is an experienced consultant for major retail construction projects and hazardous material storage facilities throughout the United States.
About Telgian Corporation
Telgian is the single-source partner for comprehensive, fire protection and life safety services. For more than 27 years, Telgian has partnered with clients across industries to offer a full suite of services including: Design, Engineering, Consulting, Firestop, Testing & Inspections and Loss Control. The company empowers clients by providing trusted guidance and innovative tools to simplify and maintain effective fire and life safety programs. To learn more about Telgian, visit http://www.telgian.com/.
About The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety was founded by a group of North American apparel companies and retailers and brands who have joined together to develop and launch the Bangladesh Worker Safety Initiative, a binding, five-year undertaking that will be transparent, results-oriented, measurable and verifiable with the intent of improving safety in Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) factories. Collectively, these Alliance members represent the overwhelming majority of North American imports of RMG from Bangladesh, produced at more than 620 factories. The Alliance provides apparel companies and retailers the unprecedented opportunity to come together and put forward concrete solutions to issues that impact the global apparel and retail industries. More information about the Alliance can be found at www.bangladeshworkersafety.org.