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3 Day Training Program on "Occupational Health, Safety & Environment"


Report of the Course Coordinator
Training Program on Occupational Health, Safety & Environment
IIT (ISM) Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata


Date | May 19, 2017:


Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad organized Three-day Training Program on Occupational Health, Safety & Environment at ISM Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata during 17th to 19th May, 2017.


The Inaugural Function of this Training Program was held on 17th May, 2017 (10.00 AM) at IIT (ISM) Industry Institute Interaction Facility, Kolkata. Dr B Paul, Associate Prof/ESE and course co-coordinator explained the background of this training program highlighting the strength and capabilities of Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad in academic and research field. Prof A K Pal Prof/ESE and course coordinator 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.


17 participants from different organizations, namely ECL, OMC, NMDC, CCL, CIL and MCL attended this Training Program.


Occupational health is mainly concern on maintenance and promotion of workers’ health and working capacity; improvement of working environment and work to become conducive to safety & health; and development of work organizations and working cultures in a direction which supports health and safety at work.


Occupational safety and health risk factors vary depending on the specific sector and industry. Organization of all kinds are now increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound occupational health and safety (OH&S) practices by controlling risks inconsistent with their OH&S policy and objectives. It is in the context of increasingly stringent legislation, development of economic policies and Sustainable Development practices the OHSAS guidelines provide awareness and implementation of these issues.


Under this circumstances, this present course of 3-day duration has been planned meticulously and structured accordingly in order to discuss following aspects in connection with Occupational Health & Safety problems.


  • Occupational health and safety concern
  • Sources of occupational stress and application of ergonomics to OH&S
  • Occupational dust related respiratory diseases
  • Noise Mapping and Whole Body Vibration problems
  • Heat Stress in Mining
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Occupational health & safety management system & OHSAS 18001
  • Emergency preparedness and response


Dr Ashit Kumar Mukherjee, Former Scientist F and Officer-In- Charge, Regional Occupational Health Centre, Kolkata delivered a splendid talk on occupational dust-related respiratory disorders for mining areas. Similarly Dr B B Mandal, Dy Director, NIMH, Nagpur had a fruitful discussion on Noise Mapping and Whole-body Vibration aspects of mining industry.


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.



(Prof Asim Kumar Pal)
Course Co-ordinator







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