Date | Jan 11, 2016:
Training Program on Occupational Health, Safety & Environment
ISM Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata.
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad organized Three-day Training Program on Occupational Health, Safety & Environment at ISM Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata during 7th to 9th January, 2016
The Inaugural Function of this Training Program was held on 7th January, 2016 (10.00 AM) at ISM Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata. Dr. Biswajit Pal, Co-coordinator, explained the background of this training program highlighting strength and capabilities of Indian School Mines in academic and research field. Prof A K Pal highlighted different aspects of OSH, i.e., major Occupational risks & diseases, Constitutional mandate, Supreme Court Judgements, major Challenges of OSH due to the complexity of the problem, Existing Policy & Legislative framework, ILO Conventions addressing the issue of OSH as well as National Policy on Safety, Health & Environment at work.
26 participants from different organizations, namely GMDC, CMPDI, ECL, Academic Institutions, Aditya Birla, BCCL, Adani Enterprises Ltd, DGMS, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd attended this Training Program
Dr. Rajnarayan R Tiwari, Director, NIMH, Nagpur delivered a splendid talk on occupational dust-related respiratory disorders for mining areas. Similarly Mr. Manish Jaishwal, Dy Director, DGMS had a fruitful discussion on different aspects of Emergency Preparedness and Response for Mining Sector.
In panel discussion session, besides fruitful discussions on various aspects of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, Dr. Kaushik Sarkar, A.D (OH), DGMS and Shri S.N. Bag, Principal, S.M. Polytecnic gave presentations on legislative aspects of OSH for mining sector and Occupational Health & Safety aspects of Jute Industries respectively.
All the Participants had shown their keen interest and involvement in all the aspects of this training programme as reflected by their interaction for almost all the sessions. As such, it is expected that this programme certainly helped them to augment their knowledge which can be useful to know, adopt and practice at their respective organizations on Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental issues.