UBM India’s OSH returns to Chennai with its 4th edition

South India’s only occupational safety and health trade show

Chennai, 20th June 2017: UBM India announced the launch of the 4th edition of Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) India in Chennai. Slated for the 29th and 30th June 2017 at the Chennai Trade Centre, the expo aims to bring together renowned Indian and International exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials on an industry platform to exchange global best practices and seek solutions for challenges pertaining to workplace safety and health. The expo is supported by Gujarat Safety Council, Indian Technical Textile Association, Indian Society of Ergonomics, National Small Industries Corporation, The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Aerial Platform Association of India (APAOI).

OSH is the largest trade show in the occupational safety and health industry in India and will bring the industry on a single platform. The expo will facilitate ways to incorporate best practises at the workplace, especially to promote health and safety within it.

OSH India 2017 will be giving an opportunity to occupational safety and health equipment suppliers and service providers from across the world to showcase their innovations and knowledge to the largely untapped India market, which has some of the most sizeable industrial landscapes. Products such as personal protective equipments that include reflective safety vests, safety footwear and safety harnesses, helmets, gloves, safety glasses, protective eyewear, height safety equipments, gas detectors, and ergonomic furniture will be on display, among others.

The show will see the participation of prominent players of the industry including Amazon, Acme Safetywears Limited, Accent Industries Ltd., Bata India Ltd., Euro Safety Footwear India Pvt. Ltd., Motorola Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Mallcom (India) Ltd., Midas Safety Pvt. Ltd., Oshkosh India Private Limited, Prolite Autoglo Limited, TATA Communications, Tribe, Toughscaff Pvt. Ltd., Udyogi International Pvt. Ltd., Uniphos Envirotronic Pvt. Ltd. and Victor Imports, among others.

OSH will also include a two-day knowledge sharing seminar and workshop that will focus on topics such as ‘Adoption of Industrial Best Practices To Achieve World Class Safety’ , ‘Accident and Incident Investigation’, ‘Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces’, ‘Workplace Ergonomics’, ‘Women and OSH – A Holistic Approach’ and ‘Safety Issues in the Construction Industry’. Eminent speakers at the conference include experts and consultants from reputed organisations such as Reliance Industries Limited, Mahanagar Gas Limited, DGFASLI (Retd), AcuiZen Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd., ONGC, Siemens Ltd., RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute and International Powered Access Federation, amongst others will, share the latest trends and intelligence in this industry.

In addition to the main conference, OSH India in association with TRIBE will be organising a two-day workshop on Behaviour and Culture Based Safety which will be conducted by eminent trainer Mr. Nick Wharton, Director, Tribe Culture Change. This workshop will provide a comprehensive insight into the world of Behavioural and Culture Based Safety, delivered in an engaging and innovative way by one of the leading exponents of this valuable approach to Health and Safety. Across the four sessions, delegates will be taken on a journey of discovery from the essential elements of understanding culture and behaviours, to recognising the crucial role that leaders play, to learning the best way to engage with the workforce, and how to get them involved, in order to build a true acceptance of personal responsibility.

Speaking on the announcement of the 4th edition of OSH Chennai 2017, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Today, the growing alertness and need for occupational safety at a global level, along with the increasing casualties at unsafe workspaces has accentuated the significance of occupational safety & health compliances amongst Indian companies. With consistent emphasis by governments on providing workplace safety and developing infrastructure, coupled with the rise in global investments in the sector, there lies a huge opportunity for the suppliers and service providers from across the world to showcase their product and solution offerings. Chennai, being the second largest industrial hub in the country, serves as a base for several industries. It has been a constant endeavour of UBM India to provide a platform to the stakeholders across the industry in this region, to showcase their innovations and technology, exchange knowledge, and connect and create business, thus promoting a robust safety culture across industries throughout the region.”

He added, “The expo will also feature a power-packed two-day conference, including a workshop on Culture and Behaviour based safety. I truly believe that till the right culture and behaviour within a workplace is not effectuated, systems and legalities can attain little. These knowledge-sharing sessions will, no doubt, drive occupational safety and health as a priority for companies, leading to all-round safety, health and productivity of employees, benefiting the organisation, and the economy at large.”

Industry validates OSH Chennai 2017 as an industry platform and reiterates the objective of the annual expo in Chennai

1. Mr. Roopak Jakhmola, Tribe Culture Change Limited

“The conference at Occupational Safety and Health India 2017 will attract businesses that have progressive thoughts. It will present a great opportunity to share ideas. It will also help push the objective of Behaviour and Culture based safety, which focuses on understanding what people actually do and the reason behind it. This gets more people involved, encourages teamwork and improves communication on health and safety matters.”

2. Mr Ankur Jain, Bata India Limited

“We expect a growth of 20% in personal protective equipment in the coming 4 years in India. Bata Industries will be launching a new technology in Polyurethane Rubber for footwear in steel, metal and mining industries at OSH 2017 that focuses prominently on footwear. The government as well as regulatory bodies are conscious about occupational safety, and supportive of the implementation and awareness on the same.”

3. Ms. Meeta Rani, Udyogi Plastics Pvt Ltd

“Occupation Safety and Health has grown leaps and bounds in India during the last five years. The MNCs are now implementing international standards of safety and the management has begun paying attention towards the wellness of their employees. These safety practices and culture will see a further upward curve in the next decade. The government has also been vigilant over occupational safety and health. Safety equipments, especially PPE, have gained in importance. Hand Gloves are the most important PPE that consumers/experts have become sensitive while using/reusing, with features such as its ergonomics/sizes, flexibility/precision and life-span. Our expectations from OSH 2017 are very high. It is a consortium for all stakeholders, consumers, companies, safety professionals and Government Safety inspectors and we will be launching the currently much in demand products like Proton Retractable Fall Arrestor, Proton Gloves and Wind Harness.”

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