|Wednesday, 20 April 2016 17:05|
Safety, Health & Environment – Shared Vision, Collective Action
The National Safety Council successfully organized APOSHO 31 Conference at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 5-6 April, 2016. The theme of the Conference was “Safety, Health & Environment – Shared Vision, Collective Action”. The Conference was a grand success with more than 500 delegates comprising 85 international from 34 APOSHO member organizations from 20 countries of Asia Pacific Region and across the globe were participated. Around 700 invitees including delegates attended the sparkling inaugural function which was held in Plenary Hall of Vigyan Bhawan.
The Conference was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour & Employment, Govt. of India Shri Bandaru Dattatreya. Inaugurating the Conference, the Minister emphasized that the exchange of information and learning from each other’s experience is very crucial to bring about improvement in occupational safety & health at the workplace. He further stressed that the Government of India has declared its vision to make India as a global manufacturing hub by increasing the share of the manufacturing Sector in GDP from the present 15% to 25% in next few years. The “Make in India” campaign would facilitate this quantum jump in the manufacturing sector. With this development-oriented agenda of the government, a number of collaborative projects in manufacturing sector with foreign participation are being set up in the country. This growth will also call for the matching inputs on Occupational Safety & Health issues. It would be our prime responsibility to ensure ‘just and humane’ condition of work apart from providing training to develop required skill and competence in our workforce. We cannot prosper in this dynamic complex business environment without caring for safety and health. The minister appreciated contribution being made by the National Safety Council in the promotion of a safe and healthy working culture in the country.
Shri Satish Reddy, Chairman, NSC and APOSHO 31 in his presidential address highlighted the Council’s contribution in strengthening the voluntary movement on Safety, Health and Environment in the country.
Shri Heera Lal Samariya, IAS, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India also graced the function.
A total of 73 papers were presented in the 3 plenary and 12 concurrent sessions by 28 international including 18 from APOSHO member organizations and 45 Indian speakers. The sessions were chaired by top Govt. officials including enforcement authorities, public sector undertakings, research & educational institutions and associations.
An exhibition, of 15,750 sq feet area in an air-conditioned hanger super structure showcasing safety equipment and HSE Services, was orgnaised along with the Conference which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister. An exhibition had total 64 stalls from 35 organisations including one international.
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