Through these directive principles of state policy

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Through these Directive Principles of State Policy and The National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Work Place that was declared by then Humble Minister of Finance, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on the 20th February, 2009 at New Delhi during the Indian Labor Conference the Indian government tries to secure the safety of workers. While doing so the Indian government as a member of ILO draws its support from other ILO members. Different organizations at lower levels include: The National Safety Council (NSC) and Central Board of Workers Education (CBE) undertake training and awareness creation activities in this sector, Directorate General of Factory Advice Service & Labor Institutes (DGFASLI) and Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) assist in Occupational Safety & Health in factories & port sectors and mines respectively. The functions of DGMS are to carry out Inspection of mines, Investigations and Enquiries into Accidents. DGFASLI, functions to provide training for Factory Inspectors and co-ordinates their training. The Indian government also identifies the risk management process as an important part of OHS and thus the Indian standards regarding OHS are: i) IS 15656: 2006 Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis Code of Practice which aims at upgrading safety in areas of chemical plants.
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR INNOVATIVE RESEARCH IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY FIELD ISSN 2455-0620 Volume - 2, Issue - 10, Oct - 2016 OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS : A LITERATURE REVIEW Page 195 ii) IS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Requirements with guidance for use which guidelines for identification, assessment and control of risk in industries. iii) IS SP 70: 2001 Handbook on Construction Safety Practices A Safety manual also provided by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) , India and there is also NTPC Rules among organizations self contained safety manuals. However there is a need for compliance and awareness among other tasks to be done. CONCLUSION: Building construction is an industry of high risk. The accident rate is very high when compared to other industries. The accidents occur due to the management and workers who lack safety awareness and perform unsafe behavior at work. In India where there are so much cultural and ethical differences, without comparing the economic feasibility and returns, stern steps should be taken by the construction firms. Inadequate Enforcing Authorities and Government Policies, Incorrect assessment of risks are the major factors that are hindering the implementation of OHS measures in India. An urgent need to involve the legislations and the firms to meet the challenges ahead in the construction industry is a task yet to be done.
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  • Spring '16
  • Occupational safety and health, ISSN, Other Construction Workers, Occupational Health and Safety Management System – Requirements

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