The primary objective of the present study was to find out the hazardous factors and to see whether those factors are responsible for uplifting occupational stress in two industrial sectors of Bangladesh. And the secondary objective was to see how far the Bangladeshi industries implement the policies and rules set by Bangladesh Labor Code, 2006. To serve the above mentioned objectives two types of industries were selected purposively and following incidental sampling procedure 130 industrial workers from tannery and garments were interviewed by a structured questionnaire. Through interviewing at first the hazardous factors were identified according to the severity of effect on their physical and psychological health. Then occupational stress was identified through a questionnaire (Bangla version of Akhter, 2008) and collected data were analyzed by independent sample t-test. Results revealed that some of the hazardous factors had significant differential effects on occupational stress. This study also revealed that these two types of industries do not ensure the set working conditions with all safety and hygienic arrangements according to "The Bangladesh Labor Code, 2006".
Working condition, occupational stress, hazardous factors