UBM India successfully concluded the 7th edition of the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) India (29th- 30th November) safety show at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in the field of workplace safety and health.
The inaugural ceremony of OSH India, 2018 took place in the presence of Key Dignitaries, Mr. Hemant Sapra, President, SAMA; Shri H.R. Jagannath, CEO, Air India Engineering Services Ltd; Mr. Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, British Safety Council; Shri M.P Shah, Jt. Director, DISH Gujarat, Guest of Honours – Shri Lalit Gabhane, Director-General, National Safety Council along with Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd amidst an august industry gathering.
Milind Deshpande, VP Marketing, Draeger India Pvt LTD.
OSH India has been providing a platform to showcase innovations in safety. This year we got an opportunity to create awareness about our innovative products and solutions in confined space applications. Confined spaces have been one of the most hazardous places and we believe that awareness about being prepared will add to all initiatives undertaken by industries in deploying safety in confined space applications.
One of the key announcements made at the inaugural session was that OSH, the global brand, is now extending its wings to the SAARC region by launching a preview show in Dhaka, Bangladesh scheduled for April 18-20, 2019. The show, with its gamut of features including conferences, product launch pad and live demonstrations will create an ideal platform to prepare the Bangladesh region for prevention of occupational safety and health hazards.
The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of OSH India as an industry event. Some of the key exhibiting brands included Udyogi Plastics, Motorola, Paragon, Cortina, NEBOSH, NIST, Safety Umbrella, Acme Fabrik, Wellspring, Unicare Emergency Equipment Pvt Ltd, Unicare Fire Safety India Pvt. Ltd., Uviraj Global (P) Limited, Venus Safety & Health Pvt Ltd, Victor Imports, Youngwoo Ind. Co. Ltd, Tata Communicartions Ltd, Teijin Aramid, Tej Engineering, Thea-Tex Healthcare (India) Pvt Ltd, Three S Instruments Pvt Ltd, Tis – Thumb Industrial Solution, Tobit Engineers (PPE’s) Ltd, Toughtscaff Pvt Ltd and Trident International Pvt ltd amongst others.
The expo also included industry leaders and key partners such as ‘Innovation Zone Partner’ – Amazon; ‘VIP Partner’ – Jayco; ‘Gold Partners’ – Acme Safetywear and Venus Safety; ‘Silver Partner’ – Atlas Protective; ‘Registration Partner’ – Karam; ‘Lanyard Partner’ – Allen Cooper (Superhouse); ‘Visitor Bag & Cafeteria Partner’ – Black & Decker; ‘Badge Partner’ – Uviraj Global; ‘Safe Escape Partner’ – Prolife Autoglo; ‘Confined Space Entry Partner’ – Drager; ‘Technology Partner’ – Tata Communications; ‘Safety Footgear Partner’ – Sketchers; ‘Health Partner’ – Narayana Hospital; ‘Associate Conference Partner’ – Youngwoo; ‘Conference Session Partners’ – Safestart, Godrej Interio and FALL Arrest System & Technologies amongst others. This year, the show had a presence of over 130 exhibitors and 150 brands and witnessed international participation from countries such as USA, China, UK, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Germany, Ireland, Middle East and Malaysia.
Sandeep Arora, AVP, KARAM Industries
OSH India has always been a great platform to showcase the new developments in safety. It was a great experience for Black+Decker to be introduced to the market through this platform, and over the years We at KARAM have benefitted by continuing to showcase our capabilities in innovation and quality.
Speaking at the closing of OSH India 2018, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Workers represent almost half the population and are the major contributors to the social and economic development of the world today. Taking care of health, favorable working conditions, social and emotional well being of employees should be on priority to retain the best of talent and ensure good productivity. Despite a greater focus on occupational safety and health by organizations and Government, there is still a constant need for education at various levels and public awareness. OSH India 2018 addressed the pressing need for raising OSH awareness and standards by providing tangible solutions to organizations to meet and network with suppliers and service providers from across the world that showcased their innovations and knowledge amidst a vastly untapped Indian market.
“This year’s edition has been the biggest OSH India executed by UBM India in the past 7 years and witnessed over 150 top notch brands, with a remarkable growth of over 20% in unique visitor footfalls and participation from over 100 niche delegates across different verticals. We, at UBM India, will continue to promote a robust culture of safety and security through the coming editions of OSH India & Bangladesh,” he added.
Larry Wilson, CEO, Author, SAFESTART
“The two days of OSH India 2018 have been very fulfilling. We are really happy to see the footfall at the show and are looking forward to participate the next year as well.”
A two –day power packed OSH industry conference with over 45 speakers, focused on global best practices. Apart from OSH best practices in MRO in civil aviation & Ergonomics, key sessions and panel discussions on DAY 1 of the conference included: ‘The Role and Need for Accreditation in HSE’; ‘The Future of Work & Risk: An update on ISO45001 by Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, British Safety Council’, ‘Communication to ensure Safety, Efficiency & Productivity’ and ‘Reducing Error and Influencing Behaviour’; ‘Implementing Laws and legislations to Enforce Industrial Safety, Worker Safety and Industrial Hygiene: Key Responsibilities and Challenges’; ‘Best Safety Practices in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul of Aviation Equipment’ and a Presentation on ‘Fall Arrest Systems and Technologies’.
Day 2 had sessions on Power Talk on ‘The Human Side of Safety’; Workshops on ‘Occupational Safety and Health: The Role of Indian Standards’ and ‘Practical Safety Training Center at Construction Sites’; Panel discussions on ‘Best Practices in Ergonomics and Occupational Health to Safeguard Workers & Improve Organisational Efficiency’ and ‘Redefining Occupational Health and Fire Safety Metrics While Working at Hazardous Places, specially high rise buildings, & While Using Hazardous Substances & Chemicals’; Sessions on – ‘Fix the Tail to Propel Procurement: Attacking the Tail Spend Problem in B2B’; ‘Safety on Rent’ as an Industry Best Practice for Managing Plant shutdowns/Turnarounds Safely’; ‘Improving Business Profitability Through Occupational Health and Safety’; a Partner session on ‘Enterprise Safety: Technology Adoption and Challenges’.
The conference was attended by industry experts from across the country and leading International organizations.
The industry also witnessed the gala third edition of ‘OSH India Awards 2018’ on the evening of 29th October, which was open to Indian operating businesses, organizations, alliances and individuals in the public or private sector with a workplace health and safety initiative.