Augmenting Awareness and Necessity of Well-being at Workplace


One of India’s exhibition organiser, UBM India will be hosting the 7th edition of OSH India, South Asia’s largest trade show in the Occupational Safety and Health industry in the business hub of Mumbai. Slated for November 29 & 30, 2018 at – Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai,  the safety show will bring together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one roof, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the field of workplace safety and health.

OSH India is the country’s definitive annual exhibition for the safety industry that attracts over 120 exhibitors worldwide and facilitates ways to incorporate best practises at the workplace, especially to promote health and safety within it. The expo is supported by Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH), Government of Maharashtra, Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA); British Safety Council (BSC), International Power Access Federation, Indian Society of Ergonomics (ISE),  MRO Association of India, Safety Appliances Manufacturers Association (SAMA), Taloja Industrial Association and Thane Manufacturer Association.

Introducing and implementing best OSH practices is the need of the hour through a number of appropriate partnerships, community building efforts and channels. As per industry reports, 75 percent of the global workforce lives in the third world countries with more than 125 million workers being victims of occupational accidents every year. As a big chunk of the population belongs to the working age group, organisations need to look at the safety and health along with emotional well-being of these employees on priority to retain the best of talent and ensure good productivity.  Companies in manufacturing and allied sectors such as automobile, oil and gas, construction etc. in particular are becoming aware of occupational hazards and are working towards creating a safer working environment.  Governments are emphasising on developing infrastructure and providing resources centred on workplace safety, coupled with increasing global investments.

Despite a greater focus on occupational safety and health over the past few years, there is still inadequate education at various levels and public awareness is still absent, as managements and workforce don’t always place safety as a top priority. UBM India’s OSH India is geared to filling this vital gap.

The expo aims to bring together renowned Indian and International exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials on an industry platform to exchange global best practices and seek solutions for challenges pertaining to workplace safety and health.

OSH India will include an Innovation Zone which will be a platform for exhibitors to promote and showcase innovative products that will benefit the occupational safety and health industry. The most innovative products /services or technology will also have a chance to win ‘Best Product Innovation Award’ which will be presented to the winner onsite. In addition to this, the expo will also showcase product launches and an IPAF class room theatre.

This year, the show will have a presence of over 150 brands and will also see international participation from countries such as USA, China, UK, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Germany, Ireland, Middle East and Malaysia.

One of the highlights of the expo is the two –day power packed OSH conference which aims to share and ideate on global best practices with industry delegates. The key sessions and panel discussions at the conference will be attended by industry experts from across the country and leading international organisations. Topics of discussion at the conference include: ‘Challenges in Implementing Laws and Legislation Related to OSH in the Construction Industry’; ‘Implementing OSH Best Practices in the Construction Industry’; ‘Changing the Mindsets in Cement Manufacturing Regarding OSH’; ‘Accident Prevention: Risk Assessment and Control Strategies’; ‘How Implementing the Right OSH Strategy Benefits Organisations’; ‘Safety Best Practices for a Renewable Power Generation Facility’; ‘Accident Prevention: Behavioural Based Safety, going Beyond Risk Assessment & Control Strategies’; ‘The Role and Need for Accreditation in HSE’; ‘Battling Occupational Hazards to Workers’ Health’; ‘Occupational Health & Safety in the Unorganised Sector’; ‘Different Categories of Occupational Hazards that Industrial Hygienists Must Identify and Control’; ‘Ensuring a Safe and Hygienic Working Environment in the Pharmaceutical Industry’; ‘Changing Workspaces and their Impact on Employee Health’; ‘Standardising Industry Policies for Handling Hazardous Incidents’; and ‘From Safety Compliance to Culture in Safety’ amongst others.

OSH India 2018 will also witness the ‘OSH India Awards 2018’ which is open to Indian operating businesses, organisations, alliances and individuals in the public or private sector with a workplace health and safety initiative. This year, OSH Awards received a total of 120 nominations from across industry verticals that include construction, pharma, chemicals, FMCG, BPO, Banking, refineries, oil & gas, automobiles, logistics & transport, power, SME’s, Agro, Healthcare, food, iron & steel, IT, Rubber industry and more. These Awards have been instrumental in building competitiveness among applicants, in encouraging innovation and have been able to promote and establish thought leadership within the Occupational Safety and Health industry in India. The Awards Night slated for November 29, 2018 will be a celebration of luminaries and forerunners of the industry getting together, over a night of insights, networking, glamour and entertainment.

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