OSH Chennai 2017, 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 organised by UBM India successfully concluded its fourth edition on June 30 at Chennai Trade Centre. The inaugural ceremony took place in the presence of Chief Guest, Prem Anand Sinha, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Chennai; and key dignitaries, S Sreekumar, Regional Executive Director, Southern Region, Airports Authority of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India; S Ponsingh Mohanram, Additional Director of Industrial Safety and Health, Chennai, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of Tamil Nadu; Varun Buddhiraja, Director, Euro Safety Footwear India Pvt Ltd, GMEK Raj, Director General (Retd) DGFASLI, Government of India; and Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India, among other players in the industry.
OSH Chennai 2017 was supported by key associations such as the Gujarat Safety Council, Indian Technical Textile Association, Indian Society of Ergonomics, National Small Industries Corporation The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Aerial Platform Association of India (APAOI). The expo saw the participation of top-of-the-line players of the industry including Amazon, Acme Safetywears, Accent Industries, Bata India, Euro Safety Footwear India, Motorola Solutions India, Oshkosh India, Prolite Autoglo, Tata Communications, Tribe, Toughscaff, Udyogi International, amongst others.
OSH also included a two-day knowledge sharing seminar and workshop that focused on topics such as ’Adoption of Industrial Best Practices to Achieve World Class Safety’, ‘Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces’, ‘Women and OSH - A Holistic Approach' and ‘Safety Issues in the Construction Industry’. Eminent speakers at the conference included experts and consultants from reputed organisations such as Reliance Industries, DGFASLI, AcuiZen Technologies Singapore, etc. The show in association with Tribe also organised a two-day workshop that focused on ‘Behavioural and Cultural Based Safety’ as a part of the main conference. The workshop provided a comprehensive insight into the World of Behavioural and Cultural based safety delivered by Nick Wharton, Director at Tribe Cultural Change.
Speaking on the successful conclusion of OSH Chennai 2017, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “We resonate the 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. The spotlight of the conference was on the psychological health and well being of individuals, which I believe is the basis of any occupational safety and health initiative. UBM India provided the perfect platform to the burgeoning industry in South India to realise opportunities in the sector and the show helped promote a robust culture of safety and security, direly needed in today's world.”
The fifth edition of OSH South India will be held at HITEX, Hyderabad, slated for 28-29 June 2018.