Indian Construction Needs Strict Safety Law Enforcement

Indian construction industry is still in its early years in terms of safety and health practices. The construction workers are one of the most Vulnerable Segment of the unorganized labour in our country. Workers being exposed to wide variety of serious OHS hazards the rate of fatal accidents in this industry is 4 to 5 times that of the manufacturing sector. The workers are exposed to a host of hazardous substances, which have a...

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Robotic Role in Construction
Apr07

Robotic Role in Construction

Automobiles and consumer goods are among the many products that are already under the control of robotics. The use of robots in the construction and building industry is still not commonplace, but it is increasing slowly but surely. From welding steel I-beams for buildings, to handling insulation where it is manufactured, the use of robots is making steady inroads into the construction and building industry. Vipin Sasidharan,...

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Safety and Health protection in Indian Construction sector: A far cry
Sep30

Safety and Health protection in Indian Construction sector: A far cry

Though the construction sector is an integral part of the infrastructure development of the country, the core problem of the workmen safety in sector is not addressed properly. C. Mahadevan , HSE Faculty Trainer and Chemical Expert explains how important safety and health protection in the construction sector. (Read the full article in October 2014 issue of the Safety Messenger...

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Safety in Indian Construction Sector: Long way to Go!
Sep27

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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