Tuesday, December 18, 2018

OSH India 2018 witnessed the largest congregation of prime India and Global brands

OSH India 2018 at a glance:
 A congregation of 130 exhibitors and over 150 renowned Indian and Global brands
 Over 20% growth in unique visitor footfall
 45 speakers for the two-Day industry conference on Occupational Safety & Health
 100 + niche delegates across different verticals
 Over 175 unique award nominations across industry verticals for OSH India Awards
 8 product launches
 Announcement of the preview edition of OSH Bangladesh in Dhaka from April 18-20, 2019

UBM India successfully concluded the 7th  edition of the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) India (29 th - 30 th  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.

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 Communications 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 2 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.

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.

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.

3 The industry also witnessed the gala third edition of ‘OSH India Awards 2018’ on the evening of
29 th  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.

The winners of OSH India 2018 are:
NO Category Winner
1 Innovation in OSH - Safety Implementation – Proactive ACC Limited
2 Innovation in OSH - Safety Implementation – Reactive Century Rayon ( Under the Management & Operation of Grasim Industries Ltd.)
3 OSH Innovation Award - Health Implementation - Proactive Piramal Realty
4 OSH Innovation Award- Health Implementation - Reactive Pfizer Healthcare India Private Limited
5 OSH Innovation Award - Employee Awareness - Proactive ACC Limited, Lakheri Cement Works
6 OSH Innovation Award - Employee Awareness - Proactive ADANI PETRONET (DAHEJ) PORT PVT. LTD.
7 OSH Innovation Award - Employee Awareness – Reactive Acc Limited, Chaibasa Cement Works
8 OSH Innovation Award - Environmental Impact - Proactive BOSCH LIMITED, Nashik
9 OSH Innovation Award - Environmental Impact - Reactive Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
10 OSH Innovation Award - Ergonomic Hazards- Proactive Godrej Precision Engineering
11 OSH Innovation Award - Ergonomic Hazards- Reactive Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
12 OSH Innovation Award - Vicinity Awareness ADANI PETRONET (DAHEJ) PORT PVT. LTD.
13 Bravery Award - Environmental Hazard Capt. Kelvin Fonseca
14 Bravery Award - Safety Hazard Mr. Karamshi Rabari
15 Bravery Award - Chemical Hazard Mr. Binod Joshi

Industry Launches & Speaks
1. 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.
2. 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.”
 3. 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.

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