With an objective to improve the health, safety and working conditions of the workforce of our country, a three days International Vision Zero Conference on Occupational Safety and Health is held in New Delhi. This is a serious step towards bringing about labour reforms in the country which has long been awaited.
It is being organized by Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany in association with International Social Security Association- Manufacturing, Construction and Mining.
It is important to set higher level of labour standards in the country. Labour safety is an important factor in labour reforms. The government is also trying to bring in more transparency in labour laws. By taking the help of digitization and information technology in today’s globalized world, it will be easier to bring in more transparency in the labour laws.
Moreover, in line with the Make in India campaign, there will also be a boost in the manufacturing sector if there is a proper and good health standard of the labour workforce. Productivity also increases manifold if the health of the workers is good.
An exhibition on OSH – INOSH EXPO 2017 is also being organized during this conference. The main aim of the exhibition is to share new information and trends on Occupational Health Promotion, High-risk Management, etc. A number of manufacturers are also participating in the exhibition. In this way, investments in the country would increase by making such efforts.