Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace
About The Seminar:
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace from accidents, injuries, and exposure to harmful substances. While accidents can happen at any time, the employer must ensure that they take steps to reduce the risk of incidents and maintain a safe working environment. ILO standards on occupational safety and health provide essential tools for governments, employers and workers to establish such practices and ensure maximum safety at work. ILO's Occupational Safety and Health Management System focuses on the following parameters:
- Planning and implementation
- Action for improvement
- Continual improvement
It’s no secret that all industries have safety hazards of some sort. The most important aspect of a good OSH policy is identifying these hazards and ensuring that employees have the training, safety equipment, and other resources needed to work safely. Failure to implement effective policies and precautions can lead to injuries, reduced productivity due to the absence or loss of skilled labour, workers’ compensation claims, and other civil and criminal liabilities under various labour laws across the globe.
According to the most recent ILO global estimates, 2.78 million work-related deaths are recorded yearly, of which 2.4 million are related to occupational diseases. In addition to the immense suffering caused for workers and their families, the associated economic costs are colossal for enterprises, countries and the world.
The losses in terms of compensation, lost work days, interrupted production, training and reconversion, and healthcare expenditure represent around 3.94 per cent of the world’s annual GDP. Employers face costly early retirements, loss of skilled staff, absenteeism and high insurance premiums.
Yet, accidents at work and occupational diseases are neither predetermined nor unavoidable – they always have causes. By building a strong prevention culture, these causes can be eliminated and work-related accidents, harm and occupational diseases be prevented.
“Vision Zero” is a transformational approach to prevention that integrates the three dimensions of safety, health and well-being at all levels of work.
Safe and healthy working conditions are not only a legal and moral obligation – they also pay off economically. International research on the return on investments in prevention proves that every dollar invested in safety and health generates a potential benefit of more than two dollars in positive economic effects. Healthy working conditions contribute to healthy business.
The International Social Security Association’s (ISSA) Vision Zero concept is flexible and can be adjusted to the specific safety, health or well-being priorities for prevention in any given context. Thanks to this flexibility, Vision Zero is beneficial to any workplace, enterprise or industry in all regions of the world.
Vision Zero is based on seven golden rules:
- Take leadership – demonstrate commitment
- Identify hazards – control risks
- Define targets – develop programmes
- Ensure a safe and healthy system –be well-organized
- Ensure safety and health in machines, equipment and workplaces
- Improve qualifications – develop competence
- Invest in people – motivate by participation
The Symposium will deliberate on the following sub-themes:
Sub-themes of the Seminar:
- Occupational Safety and Health – Prevention Strategies
- Occupational Safety and Health – Training, Awareness and Capacity Building
- Innovation and New Technologies on OSH
- Occupational Safety and Health – Challenges and Solutions
- Practical experiences with the implementation of the Vision Zero strategy
- Law Regulating Occupational Safety and Health - Labour Code on OSH, etc
- International Best Practices On Occupational Safety And Health
- Role of Judiciary in the Promotion of Occupational Safety and Health
- International Instruments Promoting Occupational Safety and Health
- Role of National and International Institutions/Agencies in the Advancement of Occupational Safety and Health
- Role of Trade Unions/NGOs/State Governments, etc. in ihe Enforcement/Sensitization of Occupational Safety and Health
- Social, Economic and Legal Implications of Occupational Safety and Health on Trade and Business and Workers
- Occupational Safety and Health Perspective of Employers’ Associations
- Research endeavours in OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
- Effectiveness of OSH measures enforcement by the Labour/Safety/health Enforcement system
- Future of works and OSH requirements in Industrial establishments involved in hazardous and ultra-hazardous activities
- Any other topic directly or indirectly related to the central theme of the Symposium
National Law University, Delhi,
Sector 14, Dwarka, Near Metro Station Sector 14 Dwarka, New Delhi 110078, INDIA
- Dr Elina, Senior Research Fellow, VVG National Labour Institute, Govt of India, NOIDA
- Dr Florence, Senior Consultant Fortis Hospital, and Former Certifying Medical officer Govt of NCT Delhi
- Dr. Avneesh Singh, Former Director General DGFASLI, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India
- Dr. Krishna Nirmalya Sen, Head EHS at L&T M&M SBG, India
- Dr. Malay Pradhan, General Manager Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, India
- Dr. Mark Füllemann, Founder/Director Practice & Experience Ltd, Switzerland
- Dr. Nadja Schilling, Head of Department Research & Projects, BG Verkehr, Secretary General ISSA Transportation, Germany
- Dr. R. K. Elangovan, Director General DGFASLI, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India
- Dr. Sven Timm, Vice-President ISSA Information, Director of Central Prevention Division, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany
- Mr. Bimal Kanti Sahu, Director, Indo-German Focal Point, India
- Mr. Lalit Gabhane, Director General National Safety Council, India
- Mr. Partha Mitra, IES (Retd.), Former Principal Labour & Employment Advisor, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India
- Mr. PK Goswami, Deputy Director, Industrial Safety and Health (Factories) Govt of NCT Delhi
- Mr. SP Rana, Deputy Director, Industrial Safety and Health (Construction) Govt of NCT Delhi
- Ms. Jennifer Papantuono, Advisor International Relations, BG ETEM, Germany
- Ms. Sabine Herbst, Deputy Head of Section Strategic Co-operation, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany
- Prof. Karl-Heinz Noetel, President ISSA Construction, Senior Advisor BG BAU, Germany
Prof V Vijaykumar, Vice Chancellor, NLIU Bhopal
Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University Delhi
Mr. Amit Nirmal, Director General, VVGNLI NOIDA
Mr. SC Yadav, Addl Secretary Cum Addl Labour Commissioner, Govt of NCT Delhi
Prof. Karl-Heinz Noetel, President ISSA Construction, Senior Advisor BG BAU, Germany
Dr. Pravin Sinha-President, National Labour Law Association, New Delhi;
Prof. (Dr.) S. C. Srivastava, Secretary General, National Labour Law Association, Delhi
Prof J S Mann, Director CTAG, National Law University, Delhi
Mr. Bimal Kanti Sahu, Director, Indo-German Focal Point, India
Ms. Kristina Eger, Project Officer, BG BAU Germany
Seminar Co-Convenors :
Dr. Mahender Soni, Assistant Professor, NLIU Delhi
Dr Dinesh Singh, Assistant Professor of Law, NLU Delhi
Guidelines for Seminar Abstracts:
The Abstract should be thematic and desired to be linked to the sub-themes. The length of the abstract should not be more than 500 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1" margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word application. Footnotes should follow the SILC standard of footnoting. Endnotes are not allowed. The author's brief profile should have an E-mail ID, contact number, and address at the end of the paper.
Abstract Submission along with board headings and subheadings of the research papers: 22nd Oct 2022
Approved Abstracts notification: 23rd Oct 2022
Submission of registration form & charges: 25th Oct 2022
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About the Organisers:
National Law University (Centre for Transparency & Accountability in Governance-CTAG) Dwarka - Delhi:
The Centre for Transparency & Accountability in Governance (CTAG) of the National Law University, Delhi (established in 2008 by Act No.1 of 2008 of the National Capital Territory of Delhi) is one of the premier law universities in India. The CTAG has been established to uphold the commitment to the ‘rule of law’ and ‘good governance. The Centre emphasises sensitizing people on transparency and accountability in governance, empowering professionals/functionaries such as students, lawyers, and public officials to contribute effectively to ensure transparency and accountability in governance. It also creates and promotes quality research around transparency and accountability in governance.
National Law Institute University Bhopal:
The National Law Institute University has been successful in instilling a sense of broad perspective along with scholastic and reflexive capabilities bearing in mind larger national and humanitarian goals in its students' Legal education never received the attention it deserved in this country. It is a paradox that the Constitution ushered in the ideal of the rule of law and adopted the policy of development through the law, but little attention was paid to legal studies. For almost half a century study of law in Indian Universities has been in the doldrums. It was increasingly realised by the professionals and academicians that the system of law teaching was thoroughly inadequate, unimaginative and divorced from the major public issues of the day but attempts to change that have been few and far between.
DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance) is the umbrella association of all statutory accident insurance institutions in Germany. Accident insurance institutions in Germany are statutory and provide coverage against work accidents, occupational diseases and commuting accidents. The accident insurance institutions assume all liabilities arising out of work-related accidents and occupational diseases. The comprehensive benefit package includes restoration of good health through high quality medical care at specialized accident insurance hospitals among others, social and occupational reintegration through vocational adjustments, retraining and help in finding or retaining a job and provision of financial benefits in case of lasting disability. Most importantly the accident insurance institutions also provide extensive support and advice to employers for preventing accidents from happening in the first place.
National Labour Law Association:
The National Labour Law Association (NLLA) New Delhi was established in 1980. Its objective is to act as a forum for a free and frank exchange of ideas and experiences among employers, workers, professionals, and experts, as well as government officials so as to secure the application of laws from the right perspectives so as to achieve the constitutional promise of social justice. The Union Ministry of Labour had conferred the "Consultative Body Status". In 1983, the Association set up an Institute of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. It has signed an MoU with the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida (U.P.), for collaboration on various activities. The NLLA's current areas of engagements include ongoing Labour Law Reform, the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act, Contract Labour Act, etc. The NLLA is affiliated with the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law, Geneva (ISLSSL).
Indo-German Focal Point, Bhubaneswar Odisha
The Indo-German Focal Point (IGFP) promotes occupational safety and health in Indian enterprises, state and non-state institutions through training, exchanges, conferences, talks, awareness programmes, state visits, street plays, publications, social media, and contests on songs, videos, poster design and drawings. The IGFP was founded by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) in 2017 and since then coordinates with DGUV and .the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions BG BAU, BG ETEM and since 2020 BGHW to offer international best practices on occupational safety and health.