Safety in Indian Construction Sector: Long way to Go!
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Safety in Indian Construction Sector: Long way to Go!

Priority given to safety in Indian construction industry needs a total re-look to ensure costly mishaps. A veteran in the field, A.Balasundaram, Asst. General Manager -HSE, Shapoorji Pallorji Engineering & Construction, Chennai, in an interview to Safety Messenger speaks at length about the lapses, loopholes and non- compliance of standards in the Indian  construction industry at large. Excerpts….. Q: According to you, what are...

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Health is not merely the icing on the cake

What constitutes healthy work? This question was the focus of the symposium “Healthy workplaces – healthy workers”. It became evident that the answers vary worldwide, while the result is however always the same: promoting health in the workplace leads to greater employee satisfaction and less absence due to injuries or diseases. “What do you see as the most important factor for keeping employees healthy?” moderator Florian Müller...

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From Mauritius to Mexico: Examples of national OSH strategies

In the last few years, many countries – as varied as Mauritius, Vietnam and Mexico – have taken measures to strengthen their national OSH strategies and systems with new legal frameworks, monitoring mechanisms and a modern approach to hazard assessment and workplace management. In many cases, they were guided by the recommendations of the International Labour Organization. Seiji Machida of the ILO kicked off by explaining the...

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It can’t be done alone

Education plays a key role in the creation of a culture of prevention. The moderators of the symposium, Dr Ulrike Bollmann from the Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG), Steve Horvath from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, as well as Dr David Gold from Gold-Knecht Associates, were all in agreement on this. If children learn from a young age to protect themselves and their...

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