OSH Chennai 2016 echoes a positive wave in South India’s Occupational Safety and Health industry



Chennai, 9th June, 2016: UBM India today launched the 3rd edition of Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) India-Chennai, the two day (9th – 10th June 2016) safety show at Chennai Trade Center. The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials on one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in workplace safety and health.

The inaugural ceremony of OSH India, Chennai 2016 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 Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.

The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of OSH India as an industry event. These include ‘Presenting Partner’ – Dickies India, ‘Occupational Safety & Health Partner’ – Euro Safety Footwear (India) Pvt. Ltd. and others such as 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.

Speaking on the inaugural of the 3rd edition of OSH Chennai, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Productivity and Profitability go hand in hand with Health and Safety. To sustain the blistering economic growth and for enhancing quality of life as a whole, Occupational Health & Safety is extremely important to emerging economies. With a sprawling rise in workforce owing to India’s expanding industrial horizons, implementing and highlighting the importance of this sector has become a necessity. With regular emphasis by governments on providing workplace safety coupled with the increase in global investments in the sector, there lies a massive opportunity for the suppliers and service providers from across the world to showcase their products and solution offerings. Through our initiative with OSH Chennai, we provide the right platform to the industry to realise this opportunity.”

OSH Chennai’s two-day conference 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’; ‘Process Safety Excellence’; ‘Fire Safety Challenges in India’; ‘Construction Industry: Building a Proactive Safety Culture’ to ‘Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge’.
The summit has a line-up of eminent speakers including Mr. Narasimham, Executive Director, Corporate HSE, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL); Capt. Dhruv Rebbapragada, Chief of Flight Safety, IndiGo Airlines; 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., Mr Stephen Philip Storey, Corporate EHS Head, Larsen & Toubro Limited and Mr. JC Sekar, CEO, AcuiZen Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd. amongst others.
Industry validates OSH Chennai 2016 as an industry platform and reiterates the objective of the annual expo in South India by UBM India.
Dickies India
Leading global work wear brand ‘Dickies’, the ‘Presenting Partner’ for OSH Chennai 2016 will be unveiling their new safety footwear and performance occupational work wear line at the expo.
Speaking on their launch and association with OSH Chennai 2016 as Presenting Partners, Mr. Karthikeya R. Reddy, CEO & Director, Dickies India said, “OSH India provides a great platform for Dickies to introduce its products to Indian workers and we are glad to be the Presenting Partners for this year’s edition too. We would like to introduce global largest work wear brand to Indian workers and we believe OSH is great platform for it. We have launched our new safety footwear and performance occupational work wear line at OSH Chennai in June’2016.”
Euro Safety Footwear
Euro Safety Footwear, the ‘Occupational Safety & Health Partner’ for OSH Chennai 2016 will be showcasing their newly developed range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), with promising products to cater to every kind of industry.
Speaking on the launch and their association with OSH Chennai 2016, Mr. Varun Budhiraja, Director, Euro Safety Footwear (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, “We have been working on our new product range for months now. When any new player enters a market, it follows the

ongoing trend and offers what people are already buying. What we will be offering is something new and what people would want to buy. Workers want comfort, convenience, looks all wrapped up in a blanket of safety and this is exactly what we will be offering. OSH and Euro Safety Footwear have been working together to spread awareness about occupational safety and for the first time, we are supporting the expo as ‘Occupational Safety & Health Partner’ to strengthen our beliefs. We must always remember that the money saved today on compromising a worker’s safety is spent on fatality; what’s left of it is the guilt.”


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