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

Work Place Health and Safety Guidelines

Mandatory Vaccination for Industrial Workers and Families – Announcement from TN Govt

It is now mandatory for employees as well as their family members to take both doses of Covid-19 vaccine to access workplaces or industries, the Tamil Nadu government has notified today. Notification is issued by TN Health Department (TN DPH).

These guidelines on Covid-appropriate behaviour for workplaces, industries, and factories have mandated many instructions to be followed by businesses at work places.

Key Guidelines :

  • All staff and family members must be vaccinated with two doses OF CIVID 19 vaccine
  • All workplaces and industries with more than 300 employees or 10,000 sqft space should appoint a qualified health inspector, ‘at their own cost’, for monitoring and to coordinate/implement health activities on the premises. 
  • Covid-19 health team must be created on the premises and awareness measures must be held for employees
  • Screening process must include asking the employee for any Covid-19 related symptoms, if family members have symptoms, checking body temperature and checking if the staff is quarantined for having symptoms. 
  • Guidelines say that mask-wearing is mandatory at all workplaces, and administrations must monitor mask compliance through supervisors and managers, including CCTV monitoring. “Anyone without mask must be sent out of the workplace, guideline says.
  • Guidelines insist on maintaining social distancing, hand-washing facilities, and hand sanitation as well to be maintained at work places.
  • In canteen and dining area, the workers must be divided into groups and meals and tea timings should be split across the groups.
  • In quarters and dorms, Covid appropriate behaviour must be followed .

Download the Guidelines Released by TN DPH from here :

Source :

https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2021/jul/25/both-covid-vaccine-doses-must-for-staff-family-members-health-dept-2335008.html

The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 No. 37 of 2020 announced by Ministry of Labour and Employment has mandated implementation of OSH Code at work places by businesses.

Work Place Health and Safety from now onwards will have more dimension towards Health related focus than the Safety focus that earlier Factories Act had earlier.

Work places should focus on creating Health and Hygiene monitoring teams and more and more employees should be trained towards internalising the practices from now. Businesses should have to focus towards internalising Mental Health Counsellors too slowly and gradually.

All these are interlinked to Work Place Productivity and businesses will have to slowly start addressing multiple challenges that may arise at work place on people related issues.