Smeared in the thick layer of dust and dirt, laborers in India hardly acknowledge the fact that ‘safety is important for living’ and even there are laws to practically avail the measures of occupational health and safety.
Walk amidst the roadside or visit a local small scale industry in India, and you will see how badly the law is been violated and ignored. Don’t you think the ills of chronic diseases and mistreatment of personal protective equipment a failing indication of ground level execution of occupational health and safety awareness in India?
If you are still in doubt about the ground level execution of occupational health and safety awareness in India, then here are some facts for you!
The safety frameworks of regulations in India are not extensively covered for all the sectors of industry and this is the reason why despite having all the regulations, we are still fighting the ground level battle of health and safety conditions in India. It is probably the right time when EHSE Professional Groups and communities should step in to improve the current situation.
After all, workplace productivity is directly reflected at the safety and health of workers. It mirrors the actual level of development in a country.