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Occupational Health and Safety challenges in India


India is a multi-diversity country with many races, religions and languages with unbending integrity. It is growing rapidly in economy with its enormous massive workforce in various sectors such as IT, manufacturing, construction and etc. In our country, 90 % of the workers and 50% of the national products come from informal workforce who works for unorganized industries. In fact, World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that only 10–15% of workers are accessing the basic occupational health services across the world that applies to our country too.

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State of informal Workers

Recently, two labors were affected by the exposure of toxic substances such as toluene and silicone due to the negligence in the safety measures while cleaning the tanks in Chennai. If the safety officers with expertise in confined space were there, this incident could have been avoided. The workers in the unorganized companies encounter severe health issues due to insufficient fund allocation for safety precautions, slackness in the implementation of Law & regulation, shortage of OSH professionals for health and safety and many more. This results in risks of accidents, diseases like pneumoconiosis, asbestosis, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic lung diseases and also leads to hearing losses.

As per economical statistics, poor occupational health reduces working capacity of the workers and causes an economic loss of up to 10–20% of GNP (Gross National Product).As a result, it affects the national productivity in a large scale. Presently, there are only about 1,000 qualified occupational health professionals and around 100 qualified hygienists in India. As far as our population is concerned, the availability of health professionals is in the poor state.

Challenges for Women

Now a days, the number of women employees in various sectors in our country is increasing over the years. The extended work hours put them in mental-stress as they have other responsibilities like child care and etc. that causes health problems to the women. Especially for pregnant women, the exposed toxic chemicals affect the foetuses and as a result, new-born baby could have chronic diseases due to exposure.

Solutions

The analysis and implementation of Health and Safety measures must be the prime concern for our country today. The first step is to provide safety consciousness to the workers and then by providing effective practical training and arranging safety awareness programmes.Practical training is the best solution as the informal workers do not have proper education and experience. Government has to devise the suitable legislation structures to extend OSH coverage to the unorganized sectors and spreading the awareness about OSH among employers and appointing required OSH professionals. The employer has to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees, through provision of safe plant and systems of work, and providing correct information, instruction, training and supervision.

Need of Safety Providers

The effective training to the employees and periodical auditing in the organized industries reduced the risk of accidents in a remarkable scale. Employers could utilize the tailor-made practical training provided by the safety institutes in appropriate with industry’s manufacturing for the growth of the industry.

NIST is the leading safety training institute in India, offering safety courses including practical training such as confined space attendant and fire watcher. These courses are very essential to protect the workers from the potential risks.

World Earth Day


UNESCO has chosen the most required theme for the 22nd April 2017 World Earth Day as “Climate Literacy and Environment”.  Earth is one of the precious natures’ gift for living beings to survive and decorate the life.

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  • Are we protecting the earth?
  • Are we conserving water?
  • Do we plant enough trees?
  • Don’t we pollute the environment?
  • Do we endure the weather?

If the answer is yes, we are worth living in the planet, if not we have to seriously contemplate and action on this. Environmental practitioners, HSE specialists and other relevant authorities from national and international bodies involved in raising awareness to protect the environment. Dr Abdul Kalam strongly emphasized for planting trees to have sufficient water for future generation.

Drastic drought, hurricanes, cyclones, Tsunamis, earthquakes and change in monsoon are due to the pollution happened across land, water and air. Heat stroke, heat wave and heat stress are unusual due to ecological modification. This give raise to various diseases and affect the healthy survival of human beings to living things in land, water and air.

It is acceptable that many multi-national companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations come forward in various eco-friendly activities. ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Clean India Movement is an excellent initiation from the government in 2014. However the implementation is the major challenge as it is the responsibility of every individual to protect the mother earth for healthy and safe living.

People or organisation involved in deforestation, pesticides, hazardous chemical spillage in land and water have spoilt the environmental cycle results in major life threat and existence of the planet. Audit, inspection and review from relevant authorities with strong enforcement of penalties, punishment will protect the country and planet from further impairment.

This is the right time to take an oath to protect the ‘Mother Earth’ where we can implement as individual, schools, colleges, organisations and public to support the UNESCO initiatives for such wonderful cause.

IOSH MS March 2014 Batch – Kochi


IOSH MS March 2014 Batch - Kochi

Training Fire Safety Management Corporate

September 15, 2011 3 comments

Overview
The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles allows candidates to develop their basic fire safety awareness. It is particularly useful for employees who are to have a designated responsibility for workplace fire safety, for example as fire wardens or fire marshals, and provides the knowledge that will allow them to carry out duties relating to fire safety and emergency procedures.
Successfully completing the Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles will enable you to become a fire warden/marshal in your organisation.
Outline Programme
This qualification covers the following topics:
Causes of fire in the workplace
Fire hazards
Characteristics of fire and smoke spread
Fire control methods
Means of escape
Fire detection and raising the alarm
Extinguishing fires
Fixed fire-fighting systems
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Legal duties and penalties
Fire risk assessment
Fire safety inspections
Role of the fire warden
Induction briefings
Qualification information
Designed for :Employees who hope to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.)
Course duration : One-day course
Assessment method : Multiple-choice examination
Ofqual accredited : Yes
Pre-requisite : None, although basic fire safety awareness to Level 1 standard is recommended
Suggested progression : CIEH Level 3 Award in Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Control (coming soon)

Nebosh Oil and Gas @ Cochin


The NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate is a new qualification designed specifically for those with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. It is the latest addition to our portfolio of globally – recognised health, safety, environmental and risk management qualifications.
Location :
Hotel Abad Plaza,MG Road,Ernakulam
2nd Floor, Chakkappan Square, IV/283 H, Parutheli Palam Junction ,Pukkattupady Road, Edappally Toll Cochin, Kerala – 682 024
Cochin, Kerala

Last date of registration 12 the august:
Contact:Radhika:9645084187

12 days nebosh course successfully finished in Bangalore

July 29, 2011 2 comments

NEBOSH OIL AND GAS
The batch was conducted in an Excellent way. The Trainer done the major role and the Training coordinators were helpful to the candidates through out the programme.Candidates were taken to a construction site for PRACTICAL visit,which will help for their exams in a better way.Group discussion had done regarding the Safety and also about the way to prevent the hazards.
Course Duration – 12 days ( 27th June’11 to 12th July’11)
Location – Bangalore’11
Venue – HOTEL ORCHID.

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