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OSH Chennai 2017 Concludes on a High Note

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As a strategic move to tap new markets, UBM India is proud

to announce the 5th edition of OSH South India at HITEX, Hyderabad slated for 28th-29th June, 2018. This new OSH gateway will provide unique opportunities to OSH stakeholders to network with industries based out of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. The show will run in close association with DISH Telangana & Andhra Pradesh and will be well supported by other adjoining regions.

Industry speaks and launches at OSH 2017 1. Mr. Roopak Jakhmola, Major Consultant, Tribe Culture Change Limited

"The conference at Occupational Safety and Health India (Chennai) 2017 attracted businesses having progressive thoughts. It presented great opportunities to share the ideas of various business organizations. It helped push the idea of Behaviour and Culture based safety, which focused on understanding what employees actually do and the reason behind it. This got more people involved, encouraged teamwork and improved communication on health and safety matters. The 'Make In India' initiative and various other policies by the Government has helped improve the Occupational Safety and Health of the workforce."

2. Mr. Ankur Jain, Bata India Limited "We expect a marginal growth of 20% in Personal Protective Equipment in the coming 4 years in India. Bata Industries launched new technology in Polyurethane Rubber for footwear in steel, metal and mining industries. In India various occupational safety and health expos focus mainly on footwear. The government is also conscious about occupational safety and the new regulation body is also supportive to implement and creating awareness on the same."

3. Ms. Meeta Rani, Marketing Co-ordinator, Udyogi Plastics Pvt Ltd

"Occupation Safety and Health has grown leaps and bounds in India during the last five years. The MNCs are now advocating international standards of safety. Safety awareness and education has improved, and shown the right direction to adopt appropriate safety solutions. The management has begun paying good attention towards wellness of their employees. These developing safety practices and culture will see an upward curve in the next decade. Government has been vigilant over occupational safety and health. Safety equipments, especially PPE have gained ground. Hand Gloves are the most important PPE which consumers/experts have become very sensitive while using/reusing, its ergonomics/sizes, its flexibility/precision and its life-span. OSH 2017 was a consortium for all stakeholders, consumers, companies, safety professionals, Government Safety inspectors and the market. According to the world trend, we launched the Proton Retractable Fall Arrestor, Proton Gloves and very special Wind Harness."

4. Mr. Raj Kamal, Euro Safety Footwear India Pvt. Ltd. "We foresee a tremendous growth potential in the Indian industrial sector and thus an upward focus and spend on EHS measures across different verticals and assembly lines. Overall, PPE sector will see more consolidation, in terms of bigger brands entering into the Indian sub-continent market and through an intense competition amongst the quality manufacturers to provide competitive products with value-added services. OSH has already established itself as an exposition aimed and focused for safety professionals in India. The government has taken some steps to ensure workplace safety, but is not adequate. With the 'Make in India' push, the industry is ready to accelerate the growth, but at the same time, being a stakeholder in this, the government needs to frame regulatory requirements for workplace safety and monitor its' acceptance across industries. Design innovation is the buzz word of the industry as of now. Euro Safety is committed to provide ergonomically designed PPE to the workplace at a competitive price and without any compromise on the quality aspects. Our R&D activities evolve around designing of more efficient and user-friendly products in compliance with the stringent global norms.

First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 17:51 IST