Category: Health And Safety

NHRC directs Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health to inspect garment factories in Tamil Nadu

29 April 2019:  Taking suo-motto cognizance of newspaper reports and radio broadcast the National Human Rights Commission has directed the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health to inspect garment factories across the state to ensure that workplaces are safe and enabling for women. Garment workers had voiced their concern on a community FM radio channel, […]

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany on Occupational Safety and Health

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany on Occupational Safety and Health 12 March 2019: Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Germany on Cooperation in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). The MoU which was renewed on 13th November 2018 will facilitate sharing of knowhow of modern training […]

Indian fares poorly on work-life balance, average working hours amongst highest in the world

Indian fares poorly on work-life balance, average working hours amongst highest in the world 27 February 2019: The National Sample Survey Office undertook its first periodic labour force survey (PLFS) seeking to measure working hours and other metrics of working life in India. According to this report, average working hours in India are among some […]

Fire at Bharat Petroleum Plant in Mumbai leaves 41 workers injured

Karnataka: Garment factory shuts down as workers fall sick after drinking contaminated water 17 August 2018:  Over150 workers employed at the Wonder Blues garment factory, Mysuru Road, Bangalore had to be rushed to hospitals due to dysentery and vomiting after they drank contaminated water from the water tanks at the factory. Wonder Blues is a […]

Alang ship breakers to receive training on OSH

DGFASLI and Gujrat Maritime Board sign MOU to improve health and safety in Shipbreaking Industry 11 July 2018: Gujarat Maritime Board and Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes, the factory inspection body of Labour Ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to train workers and supervisors engaged in the Shipbreaking industry of Alang, […]

Employer not guilty for employee suicide due to excess workload: Supreme Court

27 June 2018: In a major ruling, the Supreme Court has said that if any employee takes the extreme step of ending their life due to heavy workload at the office, his superior cannot be held accused of abetting the suicide. Rejecting an argument put forth by Bombay High Court’s Aurangabad bench that the accused […]

DGCA proposes duty and rest hour rules for cabin crew

DGCA proposes duty and rest hour rules for cabin crew 15 May 2018: The Directorate General of Civial Aviation (DGCA) has invited comments on the proposed new norms for the maximum duty time and rest hours for cabin crew members, prohibiting airlines from deploying a fatigued staff. The draft norms propose • A maximum 22 […]

Court strikes down law allowing Airlines to change stipulated duty hours for workers

Court strikes down law allowing Airlines to change stipulated duty hours for workers 19 April 2018: The Delhi High Court has struck down Flight Duty Time Limitations(FDTL) floated by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in the year 2011 which allows commercial airline operators to stretch the working hours of pilots. Lawyer Yeshwant Shnoy had […]

High Court issues notice to state Government on worker deaths due to manual scavenging

Karnataka:  High Court  issues notice to state Government on worker deaths due to manual scavenging 23 February 2018: A Division Bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice S. Sunil Dutt Yadav of the High Court of Karnataka issued  notice to the State Government on the failure of effective enforcement of the Prohibition of Employment […]

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