OSH Chennai 2016 reiterates industry’s potential in South India

South India’s largest trade show for Occupational Health & Safety industry by UBM India

OSH India - LogoOSH Chennai 2016, South India’s largest international trade event catering to the occupational safety and health industry reiterated the industry’s potential and roadmap in South India.  The trade show organized by UBM India successfully concluded on 10th June at Chennai Trade Centre.  The inaugural took place in the presence of Chief Guest, Shri. Thiru K Kalaiannan, Additional Director, Directorate Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Tamil Nadu; Guest of Honour,  Shri V.V.G.Raju, Regional Executive Director – Southern Region, Airport Authority of India; Key Dignitaries, Shri A K Megharaj, Deputy Director General Mines Safety, Southern Zone, Directorate Mines Safety, Government of India; Mr Karthikeya R. Reddy, CEO & Director, Dickies India & ID Overseas Pvt. Ltd.; Mr Badrinath Gulur, Director, Training & Capacity Building – Social Accountability International (SAI); Mr. Varun Budhiraja, Director, Euro Safety Footwear, India and Mr. Dr P.C.Ghosh, Director Retired (Physiology& Ergonomics), Central Labour Institute, Mumbai and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.

The two day event provided an industry platform for professionals across industries to interact with global and domestic suppliers, safety experts, consultants, manufacturers and distributors for quality solutions in the occupational safety and health industry. Renowned companies such as Dickies India – ‘Presenting Partner’; Euro Safety Footwear (India) Pvt. Ltd. – ‘Occupational Safety & Health Partner’;  Mallcom India Ltd; Venus Safety and Health Pvt Ltd; Acme Safetywears Ltd; Accent Industries Ltd; Prolite Autoglo Ltd; Acme Fabrik Plast Co; Lakeland Glove and Safety Apparels Pvt Ltd; Allied Safety Equipments Pvt Ltd; JLG Industries; Aktion Safety Solutions Pvt Ltd; Tobit Engineers; Tej Engineering; Prem Safety Works; Hetal International and NIST Institute Pvt. Ltd. amongst others participated in this edition.

One of the main highlights of the event was the two-day conference which brought occupational safety to the forefront by experts from across the country and leading international organizations, whilst discussing industry challenges and global best practices.  Topics of discussion at the conference ranged from: ‘Building a culture of prevention in Occupational Safety and Health’; Responsible Care – A comprehensive Safety System for Chemical Industries’, ‘Building Safety Leadership and Talent’; ‘Fire Safety Challenges in India’; ‘Construction Industry: Building a Proactive Safety Culture’ to ‘Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge’.

The summit lined-up eminent speakers including Mr Birendra Verma, Joint President & Group Head Safety, Aditya Birla Group;  Mr Michael Sanderson, EHS Head – Metro and Defence, Larsen and Toubro, Chennai;  Ms Gitanjali J B, Chairperson & Managing Director, AUM Hospitals; Mr. R.A.Venkitachalam, Vice President, Public Safety, Underwriters Laboratories Inc; Dr. Ashish Arora, Occupational Health Physician, Shell India; Mr Shailesh Raval, Head-Health, Safety & Environment, Deepak Nitrite Ltd. and Mr. JC Sekar, CEO, AcuiZen Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd.  amongst many others. The interactive certified class room style workshop conducted by Mr Badrinath Gulur, Director, Training & Capacity Building – Social Accountability International (SAI) was also well received by the participants, where the overriding message was how to encourage safety culture among the workforce and organizations.

Speaking on the successful completion of OSH Chennai 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “We echo industry’s advocacy of ensuring the safety and health of the growing workforce in our country. To enhance quality of life as a whole, Occupational Safety and Health is extremely important to emerging economies. Applying and highlighting the importance of this sector has become a necessity which in turn gives a huge opportunity to suppliers and service providers from across the world to showcase their product and solution offerings. UBM India met its objective for the 3rd edition of OSH Chennai by providing the perfect platform to the industry in South India to realise this opportunity.”

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