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OSH India 2016 Echoes a Positive Wave in India's Occupational Safety and Health Industry

MUMBAI, November 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

India’s Largest Trade Show for Occupational Safety and Health Industry in Mumbai by UBM India 

– A Congregation of 160 Renowned Indian and Global Brands 

– OSH India Safety Awards & Industry Conference Mark 5th Edition 

UBM India today launched the 5th edition of the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) India (10th – 11th November 2016) safety show at a newer and a bigger venue this year – the CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the field of workplace safety and health.

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The inaugural ceremony of OSH India, 2016 took place in the presence of key dignitaries,  Shri Sudhakar Sambhaji Sonawane, Honourable Mayor, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC); Shri Jayendra Motghare, Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Maharashtra; Shri Ajay Pandit, Director (Technical), Office of the Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India; Smt. K. Hemalatha, Regional Executive Director, Western Region, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Govt of India; Sanjay Pathak, Director, Ordnance Factory Board, Regional Controllerate of Safety (WR) Khadki Pune, Ministry of Defence, Government of India and Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.

The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of OSH India as an industry event. These include, ‘Presenting Partner’ – Dickies (ID Overseas Pvt. Ltd.), ‘Occupational Safety & Health Partner’ – Euro Safety Footwear (India) Pvt. Ltd., ‘Platinum Partner’ – Udyogi International Pvt. Ltd., ‘Gold Partner’ – Venus Safety & Health and HAWS Corporation, ‘Silver Partner’ – Prolite , Mallcom and Allen Cooper, ‘Knowledge partner’ – Sure Safety, ‘Registration Partner’ – Karam Industries, ‘Work at height Partner’ – JLG and others such as Venus Safety & Health Pvt. Ltd, BATA India Limited, E.I.Dupont India Pvt Ltd, NEBOSH Ltd, and Tyco Safety Products (I) Pvt. Ltd. This year, the show has a presence of over 160 brands and will also see international participation from countries such as USA, UK, China, Germany, Sri Lanka, Norway, Japan and Malaysia.

OSH India seeks to provide tangible solutions to a very pressing need in today’s workplace. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have come up with different objectives for the subject of Occupational Safety Hazard such as the maintenance and promotion of workers’ health and working capacity; the improvement of working environment and work to become conducive to safety and health and the development of work organizations and working cultures in a direction which supports health and safety at work. These promote a positive social climate, smooth operation and enhance productivity.

Speaking at the inauguration of OSH India 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, In India, the problems surrounding occupational safety and health are aplenty including lack of awareness or coordination between various stakeholders, a growing informal economy, expansion of flexible forms of employment, expansion of labour migration, and new risks associated with the use of new technology. OSH India 2016, addresses this very need, and gives an opportunity to safety and health suppliers and service providers from across the world to showcase their innovations and knowledge amidst an industry landscape of a vastly untapped Indian market. It features a power-packed two day conference to drive occupational safety and health as a priority for companies which will in turn translate into better health and productivity of employees, benefiting the organisation and economy at large.”

The expo includes an Innovation Zone which is a platform for exhibitors to promote and showcase novel products that will benefit the occupational safety and the health industry. It also comprises a new feature this year – a two-day ‘Live Seminar’, which is a safety awareness forum where safety experts from leading safety product manufacturers will discuss and demonstrate, over the course of the expo, the latest technologies, trends and topics related to safety at the workplace. Some of the topics of the Live Seminar included — Excavating Responsibility; How can you ensure safety at work place (practical case studies); protective coveralls: body protection (standards and practicability ); Explanation of Cosmos and products line-up / Q&A; Principles on Fall Protection: focus engineering fall protection; Safety Lighting: Atex, US standards and Indian standards and Ergonomics, amongst others.

This year’s power-packed conference shared and ideated on global best practices with delegates whilst the accompanying exhibition helped identify solutions to the most pressing challenges in the workplace safety and health domain. The key sessions and panel discussions at the conference were attended by industry experts from across the country and leading international organizations. The topics of discussion on Day 1 at the conference included: OSH Challenges in India and the Way Ahead, Globalisation and the Changing World of Work, An Integrated Approach to Worker Health a case study on How Good leadership can Drive Improvements in Process Safety and presentations on Vision Zero: From Vision to Reality and Behaviour Based Safety Management. Day 2 will include panel discussions on Women and OSH and The Role of Industrial Hygiene in OSH. It will also include presentations on Risk Assessment & Risk Governance, Fire and Electrical Hazard Prevention, Making Big Differences to Small Businesses and Health and Safety Risks in Construction.

Some of the distinguished speakers at the conference include Mr Vinayak Marathe, Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited; Mr Suresh Tanwar, Chief Group Safety and Health, Tata Group; Mr Krishnanand Mavinkurve, Vice President & Head OSH, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited; Mr Sunil Bailwar, Vice President & Head Corporate Environment, Health & Safety – Hindalco Industries Limited; Mr Ashok Emani, Director & Head- ESG, IDFC Ltd.; Mr Badal Roy, General Manager, Head Safety Offshore Operations – Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC); Mr Pankaj Singh, General Manager – HSSE, India & South Asia, BP Castrol India; Mr JC Sekar, Co – Founder & CEO, AcuiZen Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd.; Mr Stephen Philip Storey, Corporate EHS Head, Larsen & Toubro Limited India, amongst others. OSH India 2016 is also witnessing the 4th edition of ‘OSH India Safety Awards’ open to Indian operating businesses, organizations, alliance and individuals in the public or private sector with a workplace health and safety initiative that complies with any one of the ‘Innovation’ or ‘Hero’ awards categories. Euro Safety Footwear (India) Pvt. Ltd. is the Presenting Partner for the Awards Night which will be a celebration of the coming together of the luminaries and fore-runners of the industry, marked by a night of glamour and entertainment.  

Industry validates OSH India 2016 as an industry platform and reiterates the objective of the annual expo in Mumbai by UBM India 

Ms Kavita Nigam, General Manager-Publicity & Promotion, Karam Industries said, “The OSH industry in India, though being a niche segment, has demonstrated rapid growth, primarily due to the entry of multinationals. OSH India is the only trade fair to showcase the industry and provides us with a great platform to exhibit our new product offering and help build our brand further. With a focus on much needed safety training, KARAM is also launching unique products that would address safety for women at the workplace. These, along with our regular bouquet of products and services, would be exhibited at OSH India 2016, which will help us reach out to more customers. We are looking forward to OSH India 2016 and further build our brand, showcasing a wider product portfolio.”

Mr Ankur Jain, Assistant Vice President, Bata India Ltd said, “The Occupation, Safety and Health industry is growing at the rate of 18% Y-o-Y, and we shall be witnessing a huge potential for the industry in the next 3-5 years. OSH India continues to be the only platform to represent the industry and we have become regular participants, since the past three years. We shall be launching our new range of colorful shoes in breathable material, which we shall be exhibiting at OSH India 2016, and look forward to close stakeholder interaction, including customers and traders.”

About UBM India:  

UBM India is India’s leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences and seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia. For further details, please visit ubmindia.in.

Media Contact:
Mili Lalwani
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