UBM India, hosted the sixth edition of OSH India, South Asia’s leading trade show in the Occupational Safety and Health industry in the business hub of Mumbai. Slated for the 23rd and 24th November 2017 at – CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, the safety show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one roof, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the field of workplace safety and health.
India as compared to most countries in the world has a demographic advantage with regard to its youth population. Approximately half of India’s 1.2 billion people are under the age of 26, and by 2020, it is forecasted to be the youngest country in the world, with a median age of 29. Recent reports say, 250 million people are set to join India’s workforce by 2030. As a big chunk of the population shifts to the working age group, organisations need to look at the safety and health along with emotional well-being of these employees on priority to retain the best of talent and ensure good productivity. Companies in manufacturing and allied sectors such as automobile, oil and gas, construction etc. in particular are becoming aware of occupational hazards and are working towards creating a safer working environment. Governments are emphasising on developing infrastructure and providing resources centred around workplace safety, coupled with increasing global investments.
Despite a greater focus on occupational safety and health, there is still inadequate education at various levels and public awareness is still absent, as managements and workforce don’t always place safety as a top priority. Although, many organisations have taken the initiative to organize training sessions to create awareness, a concentrated and cohesive strategy is clearly not in place. UBM India’s OSH India is geared to filling this vital gap.
OSH India is the country’s definitive annual exhibition for the safety industry that attracts over 140 brands worldwide and facilitates ways to incorporate best practises at the workplace, especially to promote health and safety within it. The expo is supported by DISH ( Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health ) – Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu ; Gujarat Safety Council; Indian Technical Textile Association; Taloja Industrial Association; Thane Manufacturer Association and Indian Society of Ergonomics.
The expo included an Innovation Zone which became a platform for exhibitors to promote and showcase innovative products that will benefit the occupational safety and health industry at large. This year, the expo included a dedicated two day knowledge sharing classroom session on Powered Access which will be conducted by The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
OSH India has been consistently growing in size and depth, attracting industry leaders and key exhibitors including ‘Premier Partner’ – Dickies, ‘Platinum Partner’- Euro Security, ‘Gold Partner’- Udyogi, ‘Silver Partner’- Venus, ‘Safe Escape Partner’- Prolite , AutoGlo, ‘Gas Detection Partner’- Drager, ‘Registration Partner’- Jayco, ‘Lanyard Partner’ – Allen Cooper, ‘Badge Partner’- UVIRAJ, etc.
Speaking at OSH India 2017, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “With an increasing number of hours in the day spent at the workplace, enhancing the safety and well-being of employees is a prime concern for all organisations in order to secure workplace productivity and to enhance the quality of life as a whole. Increasing casualties at unsafe workspaces has accentuated the significance of occupational health & safety compliances amongst companies worldwide. With consistent emphasis by governments on developing infrastructure and providing workplace safety coupled with the rise in global investments in the sector, there lies a huge opportunity for the suppliers and service providers.”