Occupational Safety and Health Modernization Project
To modernize occupational, mine, chemical and occupational medicine training for the Indian Government.
India’s rapidly expanding industrial, mining and construction sectors have created a situation where a largely untrained and vulnerable workforce is being exposed to new occupational hazards.
The objectives include:
- Training a group of Indian trainers in the techniques of adult learning, development of training aids and occupational safety and health training methods.
- Improve hazard recognition and abatement training techniques, in the most hazardous sectors, for Indian trainers.
- Improve occupational medicine diagnostic capability for detecting and treating illnesses due to toxic overexposures in the most hazardous industries.
Summary of Activities:
Developed and delivered six 3-hour webinars on the globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals with the goal of protecting human and environmental health. Developed and delivered three eighty-hour occupational safety and health trainer academies to teach best safety and health practices and training techniques. Developed and delivered a 32- hour occupational toxicology seminar to improve diagnostic and treatment capability due to workplace overexposures. In year 2 the focus will be on safety inspection best practices training in ports and docks and oil and gas facilities.