A virtual initiative for occupational safety and health

OSH India Virtual Expo

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Informa Markets in India, the organizer of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) India Expo, South Asia’s largest show catering to the occupational safety and health industry, and OSH South India successfully concluded its first one-day virtual trade exhibition and conference on 16 July 2020 and witnessed over 2274 virtual presence.

Supported by the British Safety Council, along with Silver partners, Hindsiam, Mac Machine Tools and Automation, Motorola, Mallcom and Venus Health and Safety, and Exhibiting Partner, Swan Environmental, the expo brought together renowned brands, consultants, business experts, and key Government officials about the occupational health and safety under a common virtual platform.

Speaking on the first edition of the OSH Virtual Expo, Yogesh Mudras, managing director, Informa Markets in India, said, “Occupational safety and health is a concern for workers and employers alike. It has become a topic of increasing importance over the last few years, especially in this ongoing pandemic where health, physical safety and mental health of employees is of utmost importance. This growing concept is still relatively non-existent in the unorganized sector, while its potential in the public and private sectors has yet to be fully realized. Moreover, India is a densely populated nation with a high unemployment level, and there is the ready availability of labor at lower wages. In such situations, health and safety at the workplace is often compromised. Besides, the current pandemic situation, factories, and other establishments will need a renewal of efforts on the safety and health parameters, with the gradual re-opening of different industries. Our brand OSH India 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.”

“The Covid-19 situation worldwide has made us rethink situations, adapt, innovate and move forward by leveraging effective technologies at our disposal. In our very first attempt, the one-day OSH Virtual Expo attracted relevant buyers and visitors for the expo and attendees for the conference altogether from over eight countries. With successful completion of the first edition, we hope to see the second edition of the OSH India Virtual Expo in September 2020 spur the OSH industry to newer heights,” he added.

With the opening of offices in the Unlock phase, occupational safety and health in India continue to be onerous, especially with the current pandemic situation. OSH India virtual expo proactively deciphered relevant insights gained in the global workplace safety market by including a power-packed conference consisting of government officials, HSE experts, industry associations, and OSH evangelists. The virtual expo also included ten sessions and panel discussions by over 24 eminent speakers.

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