The concept of 'VISION ZERO' is fast emerging as an effective tool in improving the occupational safety and health (OSH) status worldwide and in achieving the goal of 'Zero Accidents'. The second global conference on this concept is being organized form 18 - 20, February 2019 at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. The conference is being jointly hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI, Ministry of Labour and Employment, GoI), and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany, with the support of International Social Security Association (ISSA) Sections on Construction, Mining & Electricity.
The conference aims to focus on the occupational safety and health challenges and issues in the Manufacturing, Construction, Mining and Transportation sectors. During the conference international and national experts will deliberate on advances and international best OSH practices. It is expected that the conference will help build networks and alliances while laying the groundwork for cooperation and strengthening professional relationships between global practitioners and academics.
An exhibition showcasing personal protective equipments (PPEs), Occupational Health, Risk Management, and Environmental Protection, will also be held during the conference by Safety Appliances Manufacturers Association (SAMA); it will provide an effective platform to support technological communication and trade.
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18.02.2009: Convocation Hall, IIT Bombay (08.30 to 18.00 hrs)
19.02.2019: Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC), IIT Bombay (09.30 to 18.00 hrs)
20.02.2019: Convocation Hall, IIT Bombay (08.30 to 18.00 hrs)
The DGFASLI is the 'Technical Arm' of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India and assists Ministry of Labour and Employment in formulating the national policies and strategies on OSH in factories and ports, advises on matters related to safety, health, efficiency and wellbeing of people at work. DGFASLI is an apex organization of excellence in encouraging hazard free workplace to achieve continual reduction in the incidence of work related injury, illness and plays a lead role in promotion of effective occupational safety and health practices in India and South East Asian countries.
The German Social Accident Insurance is integral to the statutory German social insurance system. The concept was “invented” by Ottovon Bismarck in 1885. In accordance with the German Social Code, the statutory accident insurance system provides prevention against occupational accidents, commuting accidents and occupational diseases as well as rehabilitation and compensation services out of one hand.
The International Social Security Association is the principal international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations. The ISSA provides access to information, expert advice, business standards, practical guidelines and platforms for members to build and promote dynamic social security systems worldwide.