I got an opportunity to attend the Annual Conference of Asian Network for the Rights Of Occupational and Environmental Victims (ANROEV) which was held in Jaipur during 14-18th November 2011... This was possible mainly because of citeHR... One of our forum members Mr. Jagdish Patel who is participating in the name of PTRC gives me the invitation to attend this conference... I would like to take this opportunity to mention my gratitude to him as well as to citeHR...
I was not even aware about the existence of networks like ANROEV, OEHNI, ABAN, etc before this conference... These networks mainly consisting of many NGO's, Trade Unions, etc... Attached a brief introduction about ANROEV... In the conference members across the world participate...
Occupational and Environmental Health Network of India (OEHNI) is a network of victims group, trade unions, civil society groups and other labour groups across India.... Main focus on the uplift of unorganized sectors victims of occupational diseases and accidents... PTRC (Peoples Training and Research Center) is one of the active members of OEHNI which is driving by Mr. Jagdish Patel... I feel all these initiatives just to help the poorer people and more over for a noble cause... Really congratulating the people who is driving this all initiatives in India and across all other countries...
During the conference I had attended workshops on Silicosis, Asbestosis & OHS Issues on Mines... It helps to enhance my knowledge about these topics...
I am posting this thread to make other forum members to know about these networks...You may get more information about these networks from the below websites:
Occupational and Environmental Health Network of India
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raghuvaran chakkaravarthyDear Dipil,
First of all heartily thanking for sharing a good message with us through CITEHR EHS forum. When I reading your thread this proverb blinks on my mind ‘’ Fully filled pot (a knowlegeable person) is silent’’ its perfectly match for Mr. Jagdish Patel (PTRC).
Occupational and Environmental Health Network of India ANROAV - It’s very new to me not only me 90% of our members; you are so lucky got a chance to attend such kind of conferences. Just now I go by that link which you shared on above message globe wide supporter’s support to our EHN network it’s really a amazing.
Lot of times I am the one asked this question on our forum ’’When will were reach overseas standard in our ESH field’’. I am wrong were almost near to the standard within couple of years we are best example of other in EHS field. Most of our safety professionals don’t know what’s going on our EHS field(Like me).
Hats off for noble work people’s specially who involved in EHN team.
Thanks for inviting our member Mr.Dipi for conference. . .
Mr.Dipil again thanks for sharing a good thing regarding our EHS field .
Keep up the Good Work. . .
From United States, Fpo
PTRCI must thank CiteHR which gives opportunity to meet so many EHS professionals at one platform. Dipil had attracted my notice with his active participation and when I realized that he is Jaipur I took chance to visit him. I planned my travel itinerary accordingly. He was kind enough to take out time to meet me even on Sunday. I must thank the Conference organizers for allowing me to invite Dipil and I thank Dipil, too for attending both the days.Raghu, thank you for all the complements. CiteHR members are also welcome visit PTRC website About Us. For lack of time we are not able to update it regularly, still it may give you some idea of our activites
From India, Coimbatore
Thanks for putting up your comments... If people like Mr. Jagdish Patel take up the issues in the field of OHS seriously with concern Government Departments, surely we can expect visible changes in India very soon...
Dear Jagsish Patel
It was my pleasure that I got an opportunity to meet you and attend the conference... Thanks a lot and keep in touch...
PTRCThough I like Raghu's hope, I am skeptical on ground situation in our country. We are far far lagging behind industrialized countries and may be ahead of many Asian and African countries. It is the economic situation and peoples will that only can lead us to where we want ourselves to go. More participation from people like us is the need of the day. mere day dreaming will not take us any where. I look forward more OHS professionals to work beyond their official duty. OHS is a huge social problem and we will have to deal with it as various levels
From India, Coimbatore
First of all let me thank Mr. Dipil for initiating this thread, by which the existance of ANROEV, OEHNI, and ABAN and the noble service of our member PTRC (Hats off to you Mr. Jagdish Patel) came into limelight.
We are not aware of these organisations because mainly our Indian Economy was initially depends on Agricultural Sector and from Agricultural sector it got switched into Services Sector, in which there is no threat for any sort Chemical allergy or occupational disease. Infact the person working in Agricultural Sector is fully beneficial due to exposure in Sun Light and Natural Unpolluted Air, by which they maintained good health. After Introduction of Services Sector in India, we are started our white collar job and with that we got Hyper Tension, Stress, Strain, Higher Level of Blood Cholestrol, Diabetes and some other stress related syndromes.
Hence we never felt the necesity of such organisations to take care of those victims mentioned in this thread. But nowadays our Indian Government is concentrating on Industrialisation due to which we are started developing with so many diseases. We have already started concentrating on the health and environment issues and started addressing on the issues. It is only the starting for our country.
But when the Industrialisation reaches its peak, the EHS Department also must take its lead to safeguard the health and safety of the workers as well as the environment also to be taken care of.
From India, Kumbakonam
Thank you for your compliments. Some how I differ with your views. Agriculture is considered by ILO to be one of the most hazardous industry. Working in open has its own hazards. They work in extreme environmental conditions without any protection. Hundreds of agriculture workers die of heat stroke. In winter they are exposed to low temperature. Use of chemicals like pesticide can lead to acute poisoning. In Punjab, they say that use of high amount of chemicals has lead to high proportion of cancers in that area.Many plants cause allergy. Many of the organic dusts can cause respiratory problems by allergic alveolitis or asthma. In Gujarat every monsoon on an average 200 agriculture die of laptospirosis - an occupational disease. They are exposed to other biological hazards, too like anthrax and others. They are vulnerable to animal bites or attacks by animals and accidents like injuries from implements, tractor overturning or electrical accidents or fall from trees or falling objects. Thrashers are known to cause serious accidents- chopping off hand-chef cutters also pose great hazard. Postural problems and MSD also is a huge problem for millions.
I can give a long list of hazards in service sector like this. We would be glad to organize one day sensitization session anywhere.
ESH professionals need to look at this issue with new angle and prepare itself to serve the working class better.
Thank you CiteHR for opportunity to share the ideas
From India, Coimbatore
dipilDear Jagdish Bhai
Can you let us know how a Safety Professional likes me or others participating in this forum can be a part of this kind of movement... You have written "Work beyond their official duty"... How and what type of involvement you are expecting?
Thanks for letting your views regarding the thread...
Keep on sharing your views with us...
Dear Jagdish Bhai
Thanks for sharing the health hazards in agricultural sector... It was a new learning for me also...
Keep on sharing your expertise with us...