OHSAS Standard

Webinar on OHSAS Standards for Businesses – Jan 28th 2022, Friday – 4 PM – 5 30 PM

Covid 19 outbreaks still continue and businesses struggling with hybrid work options.

Businesses and Enterprises have the responsibility to protect the health and safety of their workers.

Helping employees return to work, safely and confidently, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is no easy task for any organisation.

Creating a Safer Work Place is the need of the hour and businesses have to focus on introducing Safe Work Place Practices, Systems to offer an assurance to the employees that they continue to work on safer environment and work place has provision to take care of their health and wellbeing.

Many Businesses focus on growing their business responsibly. That means safety is not negotiable – it’s their number one priority.

Safety is about people – caring about people, and ensuring their wellbeing, is the foundation of what it means to be a sustainable business. 

Global Markets have started releasing OSH, OHSAS guidance documents for businesses to follow. Proposed Labour Code in India – OSH Code, also mandates work place health and safety of employees.

Considering the need to provide more assurance to Employees to return to work, to remain working in a safe work place, businesses have started looking for Tools, Guidelines etc to implement best practices to address these needs. Occupational Health and Safety Standard is an International Standard that helps businesses to implement well defined Management Systems to protect employees health and wellbeing.

Andhra Chamber of Commerce is organising a Program on OHSAS by inviting Team from Bureau of Indian Standards to present OHSAS Standards requirements to the industry . This is a Knowledge Sharing Session from Andhra Chamber of Commerce.

Andhra Chamber invites participation from the industry , business units of all sizes to register for the same.

There is no participation fee and the session is open to industry and other stakeholders too.

Program Details :

Date – Jan 28th 2022, Friday
Time – 4 00 PM – 5 30 PM

Regn Link :

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vde2tpjsrHtJ76ZF3jJsvM-CzpqeogaJ4

Contact Details :

Secretariat – Andhra Chamber of Commerce
andhrachamber1@gmail.com
044 – 24315277/78/79

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Industry Information Updates – Healthcare Sector

NABH Announcements

Announcements from NABH – Fee Remittance Norms & Communication Matrix to be followed by all Applicant / Certified / Accredited Healthcare Organizations

Announcement 1 – Fee Remittance Notification

Kind Attention : All applicant / Accredited / Certified Health Care Organisations under all programs of NABH

In continuation to the previous notice of NABH related to fee payments  issued  on February 16, 2021, many Healthcare Organisations associated with NABH, are still making direct payment to Quality Council of India – NABH. NABH is facing d i f f i cu l t y in reconciling the amounts received directly as the details of payment are also not updated by the respective HCOs in their online portal.

To avoid unnecessary wastage of time  and  manpower  in  tracking  the  payments, NABH advises its stakeholders to  make payments  only through  the online portal  using the Payment Gateway  so that the payments  are appropriately  tracked  for  convenience  of all the parties.

In order to facilitate the Healthcare  Organisations  to reconcile  the fee payment  status,  NABH is requesting all the HCOs to follow the below steps with immediate effect:

  1. The HCOs a r e advised to login into their HCO account on the NABH portal for making payments through payment gateway via credit card/debit card/net banking.
  • HCOs are advised to refrain from depositing cash/cheque/DD directly into  any  account of Quality Council of India.
  • In case the HCO has no other option but Bank Transfer (NEFT/RTGS), it shall be responsibility of the HCO to update the transaction details like Unique Transaction Reference (UTR) Number, Date of Transaction, Transaction Amount, etc  on  the NABH Portal under the Make Payment category and inform NABH that the Payment was done and get the receipts generated for the payments made.
  • The HCOs are also requested to ensure that the payment details with respect to fee payments of current and previous accreditation cycles have been updated on the NABH portal account of the HCO, if not done earlier.

QCI-NABH plans to stop direct payments into its accounts done through DD/Cheque/Cash Deposit/Offline Bank Transfer (NEFT/RTGS) by March 31, 2022 and is seeking the cooperation from HCOs in this regards.

Download the notification from NABH here

Announcement 2 – Communication Matrix Released for the benefit of all Applicant / Certified / Accredited HCOs

NABH has earlier issued NABH communication matrix – NABH/Notification/Communication/2020/2049 dated 25th September 2020

All the applicant and accredited/ certified HCOs that are listed in the NABH portal have the provisions for making communications with the officials of NABH through “REMARKS COLUMN”. All HCOs are requested to utilise “REMARKS” for communicating/ raising queries regarding status of their applications for accreditation/ certification to ensure transparency as well as for records.

HCOs are also requested to refrain themselves from communicating through emails or telephonically. It is practically not possible to reply to each mail or phone call individually. Moreover, neither your communication nor reply from NABH is captured for the case record purpose.

In case, the queries of the HCOs submitted through remarks on the portal are not replied within three working days, emails to Program Heads may be sent, along with contents of email copied at on-line portal remark column. The list of all programs of NABH and the responsible Program Head with contact details are listed in the notification released by NABH.

Download the notification from NABH

Source : https://nabh.co/index.aspx

Medical Device Regulations

Indian Medical Device Rules 17 – Regulatory Affairs – Learning & Development Series

PWMAI – Preventive Manufacturers Association of India is creating online web series on Indian Medical Device Rules on the most frequently asked questions for the benefit of industry , stakeholders.

The Learning and Development Series will have short video sessions on wide range topics and subjects based on MDR 17.

Industry and all other stakeholders are requested to visit this page regularly for more updates, recent uploads.

TopicYoutube LinkCreated by
How to create User Registration in MD CDSCO Portal ?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klCBqt2akRcPWMAI
Creation of Undertaking to be uploaded in MD CDSCO portalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYd-8BzCkck&t=33sPWMAI
What is MDR (Medical Device Rules) ?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbadl4a0DAM&t=153sPWMAI
Essential Principles for Medical Device Safety & Performancehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWPQkp_0C74PWMAI

About PWMAI

PWMAI– Preventive Wear Manufacturers’ Association of India is a team of people engaged in manufacturing of Preventive Wear products. Primary domain of manufacturers of this group is Surgical Gowns & Drapes which are used for infection control in Healthcare Settings.

BIS LICENSES FOR MASKS AND PPES 

BIS LICENSES FOR MASKS AND PPES & REVISED GUIDELINES

BIS LICENSES FOR MASKS AND PPES & REVISED GUIDELINES – UPDATES FROM BIS

Industry and stakeholders are invited to refer the same . With the continuous spread of many variants of Sars Cov 2 , the global focus is again shifted to using Masks, protecting healthcare workers with coveralls etc. Global Call of Action is again shifted back to providing high quality masks which offer more protection to all users. BIS has released Standards for Coveralls and revised licensing guidelines too for the Indian Industry to follow.

BIS LICENSES FOR MASKS AND PPES

S.NoIndian StandardProductBIS Licenses
1IS 9473:2002Filter Half MasksClick here
2IS 16289:2014Surgical Face MasksClick here
3IS 5983:1980Eye ProtectorsClick here
4IS 17423:2020Cover AllClick here 

REVISED GUIDELINES FOR ISSUE OF LICENSES

S.NoIndian StandardProductProduct Specific
Relaxation guidelines
Product Manual
1IS 9473:2002Filter Half MasksClick hereClick here
2IS 16289:2014Surgical Face MasksClick hereClick here
3IS 5983:1980Eye ProtectorsClick hereClick here
4IS 17423:2020Cover AllClick hereClick here

Source : https://www.bis.gov.in/index.php/bis-licenses-for-marks-ppes/

BIS has released IS 17423 : 2021 – Medical Textiles — Bio-Protective Coveralls — Specification (First Revision) recently. This is the latest Product Standard for Coveralls to be followed by Industry.

BIS has compiled list of all published Technical Standards for Medical Textiles , totally 70 Standards (TXD 36) for industry reference as mentioned below :

TXD 36 – Technical Textiles for Medtech Applications

Refer the List – https://www.services.bis.gov.in:8071/php/BIS/PublishStandards/published/standards?commttid=MTM0

OSH Code 2020

New Labour Codes – Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

The central government has notified four labour codes, namely, the Code on Wages, 2019, on August 8, 2019, and the Industrial Relations Code, 2020, the Code on Social Security, 2020, and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 on September 29, 2020.

The Code of OSH which deals with Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions at Work Places assumes highest significance as businesses have to refocus on Work Place Health and Safety Conditions to protect the health of workers due to ongoing pandemic crisis and health issues that are faced by workers, employees at work places.

This is a post of OSH Code written by A A Srinivasan, Principal Consultant highlighting the key features of OSH Code . Businesses have to work towards implementing the code requirements based on Rules released by State Governments.

The article is published the E Bulletin of Andhra Chamber of Commerce – Dec 2021 issue and the same is shared here for reference

About the Author :

A A Srinivasan is the Principal Consultant and well versed with Mgmt Systems Standards implementation requirements of various National, International Certifications and Accreditations Programs with hands on experience across many sectors.

Contact – srinivasanaa@valueadded.in

Upcoming Training Programs

Upcoming Training Programs Calendar from QCI TCB Division

Programs Calendar Announcement from QCI TCB Division

Greetings from The Quality Council of India (QCI)! 

With pleasure, Training and Capacity Building (TCB) Cell, QCI informs that we have received an overwhelming response for our virtual training/courses scheduled in this quarter. As we have received registration in an abundance for the month of November 2021 thus, we had to close a few of our courses due to the limited availability of seats. Appreciating the response, we have decided to announce new batches of virtual training in December, January & February. Please check the list below- 

Requirements of ISO/IEC 17065:2012 for Product Certification Bodies 29-30 Nov 2021 Registration   Open INR 5000 +GST 
Requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for Inspection Bodies  20-21 Dec 2021 Registration   Open INR 5000/-   + GST (18%)
Laboratory System and Internal Audit program as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017$$ 25-26 Nov 2021  06-07 Dec 2021 Registration Closed INR 5000/-   + GST (18%)  
28-29 Dec 2021 Registration   Open 
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – Risk Management requirements & implementation in Laboratories 15 Nov 2021 Registration Closed INR 2000/-   + GST (18%) 
22 Dec 2021 Registration   Open 
Uncertainty of Measurement and Decision Rule as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 16-17 Nov 2021  22-23 Nov 2021 Registration Closed  INR 3500/-   +GST (18%)  
13-14 Dec 2021 Registration   Open  
Medical Laboratory System and Internal Audit program as per ISO 15189:2012$$  03-04 Mar 2022 Registration   Open INR 5000/-   +GST (18%)  
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification 10-12 Feb 2022 Registration   Open INR 9500/-   +GST (18%)  

 

$ We also have eLearning modules for these courses, available at www.equest.co.in to raise your further competence. Once you complete both courses, you will get an additional ‘Competence Certificate’

The courses are designed for professionals like quality & senior management professionals from Inspection Bodies, Laboratories, Certification Bodies, Regulators, Government Bodies, Industry, PSUs, Consulting Organizations, Consultants, Training Organizations, Trainers etc. 

As we do not compromise on quality, we believe keeping a limited number of participants for the training courses will give sufficient opportunities for you all to participate in discussions and clarify doubts. 

After the completion of the course, all the participants will be issued a certificate of participation. 

Grab this opportunity as registration is accepted on the one come one serve basis. 

For this summer, we have launched various other trainings in the general domain as well.  

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing  18 November’21 
Organizational Values, Ethics & Office/Work Place Etiquettes 4 December’21 

Register yourself at the earliest by clicking on the link- http://bit.ly/virtualequest 

On eQuest (www.equest.co.in )we have an array of courses on domains such as Environment, Laboratories, Quality, Agriculture, Healthcare, and Technology-related fields. 

We have recently launched a new course developed by NABL ‘Program for Potential / Accredited / Applicant Proficiency Testing Providers on ISO/IEC 17043:2010” – the program designed for PT Providers to know about standard ISO/IEC 17043:2010 “Conformity Assessment – General requirements for the proficiency testing”.  

For registration and payment related queries, please contact,  
Rohit Varshney, Associate, TCB, QCI, rohit.varshney@qcin.org, Ph- 9773500376 

For any other queries, please write to  
Alok Jain, Director TCB, QCI, ajain@nabl.qcin.org, Ph. 9811352698  
Ranvijay Bihari, Dy Director, TCB, QCI, ranvijay.nabet@qcin.org, Ph. 8800424788 

This information is shared here as information update and for the reference of the industry.

Outcome of COP26 for India and Abroad

Outcome of COP26 for India and Abroad – Webinar from Service Export Promotion Council

Announcement from SEPC :

We are Organising a webinar on COP26. A business unit can sell its carbon points and gets incentives on financing and special offers in most of the member countries.

Any kind of environmental steps that a company takes is monetary benefit to them, especially if they are exporting. How to do this can be learnt through this session . Plus there will also be a session on all services and incentives by SEPC.

Registration Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LBV79wNvRyOaFET1oIRidQ

Medical Equipment Expo

India International Medical Equipment Expo – Invitation Dec 11th – Dec 13th 2021

Announcement from Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone

Dr Jitendra Sharma, MD & CEO, AMTZ is inviting you to the IIME Expo, scheduled to happen from the 11-13th Dec 2021 , hosted at Kalam Convention Centre, Vizag, celebrating 3 years of completion of AMTZ.

A unique platform for Medical devices & Equipment manufacturers, Hospital Infrastructure and consumables to meet and network with the Medical Fraternity including Hospital Owners/Management, Consultants, Surgeons & Physicians, Speciality centres etc under one roof.

Exhibitor Product Profile

Profile of exhibit based on Sutures & Sealing Devices, Patient Monitoring Devices, 3D Printers, Machines / Systems, Medical Furniture, Surgical Equipment, Endoscopy Equipment, Dialysis Machines, Lab Equipment, Consumables, Uniforms/Garments, Autoclave, EtO, Drapes, Surgical Equipment, Endoscopy Equipment, Manikins, Gloves, Drug Delivery / Extraction disposables, X-ray, Ultrasound, Digital Imaging, Helicopters & Private Jets, EMS Technology Solutions.

The event will see dignitaries from the Government of India, champions of med-tech, business leaders and hospitals congregating to celebrate our collective success. 

Venue :
India International Medical Equipment Expo 2021
Sat, 11 Dec 2021 – Mon, 13 Dec 2021
Kalam Convention Center
Visakhapatnam, India

Kalam Convention CenterAMTZ Campus, Pragathi Maidan, Siddeswaram, Nadupuru Reserve Forest, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530032

Directions – https://maps.google.com/maps/dir//Kalam+Convention+Center+AMTZ+Campus,+Pragathi+Maidan+Siddeswaram,+Nadupuru+Reserve+Forest+Visakhapatnam,+Andhra+Pradesh+530032/@17.6297358,83.1590403,16z/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x3a396d5bec015829:0xf36d219478d9473f

Looking forward to seeing you.

Book Your Booth Now : https://lnkd.in/gRAd8rBa

Downloads:

E- Brochure: https://lnkd.in/gZUE2v-H
Floor Lay-out: https://lnkd.in/g8WK3cZq
Branding Opportunities: https://lnkd.in/geXQqNbu

Contact Co-ordinate:

Mr Harish
Director- ICEXPO
+91 8977924225)

World Quality Month Programs

WORLD QUALITY MONTH – INDUSTRY CONNECT KNOWLEDGE SERIES – WEBINARS

Global focus on Product/Service Quality and Safety has undergone a dramatic change after the pandemic crisis across the globe.

Quality and Safety of Global Public Goods call for International Alignment of Standards, Certifications, Testing norms etc to ensure that Consumers Health, Safety and Well being is not compromised.

Responsible Production is the Global Call of Action and the it’s the Responsibility of the Global Markets to ensure Responsible Supply Chain as Consumer Welfare measure.  Global economy is moving towards Borderless Economy and many countries will have market access to global markets due to supply chain shortages. The countries which assure Authentic and Responsible Supply Chains will have strong acceptance across the globe. 

India too is seeing a huge surge in exports as well as in imports of Products and Services and how do to ensure that Consumers are assured of Quality and Safe Products and Services in domestic as well as in International Markets.

It is in this context that Consultants Consortium of Chennai (CCC) is rolling out series of Knowledge Sessions to Celebrate the November Month of Quality by connecting Industry and Stakeholders to various sessions which are the need of the hour programs.

CCC has scheduled 6 sessions spread , across the month of November, starting from November 11th 2021 till end of the month. Multiple sessions covering various sectors are scheduled.

CCC will keep communicating and inviting all stakeholders and industry to the sessions. Sessions will have the support of industry, academia, young entrepreneurs, innovators forums and various other stakeholder organizations.

This information is being shared to facilitate industry, academia, startups, Management Systems Consultants and various other stakeholders to register for the sessions . 

Sessions are conducted through Virtual Mode and there is NO REGISTRATION FEE.

SESSION 1 – NOVEMBER 11TH 2021, THURSDAY- 4 :00 PM – 5:30 PM

TOPIC – RESPONSIBLE QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS

Delegate Registration Link :

Registered Delegates shall receive autogenerated registration link from Zoom id. Please check your spam folders too if you do not receive the mail in your in box.

For further assistance , email to – contact@ccc-consultants.org

SESSION 2 – NOVEMBER 13TH 2021, SATURDAY – 4 :00 PM – 5:30 PM

TOPIC – Accessing Global Markets – Role of Private Certifications in Food Sector

Delegate Registration Link :

Registered Delegates shall receive autogenerated registration link from Zoom id. Please check your spam folders too if you do not receive the mail in your in box.

For further assistance , email to – contact@ccc-consultants.org

WORLD QUALITY MONTH SERIES – SUPPORTING BY INDUSTRY ASSNS, CHAMBERS