OSH INDIA Hyderabad
Informa
11 – 12 FEBRUARY 2021
Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai
Announcement :

Venue: HOTEL SAHARA STAR, VILE PARLE EAST, MUMBAI on 18th -19th Feb, 2021. 10.00am to 6.00pm

To spread awareness on Occupational Safety & Health, Informa Markets in India organises the largest OSH exhibition cum conference in South Asia, called OSH India, annually in Mumbai. The 9th edition is going to be held at Hotel Sahar Star International, Mumbai during 18th-19th Feb, 2021 with all necessary safety precautions in place. These include and are not restricted to well-spaced out physical booths, limited exhibition halls, restrictions on the number of vistors at a given point in time, restricted number of delegates in the conference hall, etc. Indeed the safety of our visitors is paramount and you can count on Informa Markets in India to not just adhere to the Government directives but also add to them to ensure well-being of our guests. This edition of OSH India expo and conference shall focus on Safety & well being post COVID-19 and showcase products as well as disseminate information related to work life post COVID. Top safety professionals shall share their experiences of industrial scenario post COVID and also enlist various steps taken to mitiage this massive challenge.

As India has entered in to the ‘Unlock 5.0’, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. During Unlock 5.0 events industry is allowed to hold B2B exhibitions by following the SOPs issued by MHA, States and UTs. Social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political functions and other congregations have already been permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons, outside Containment Zones only.

Now State/ UT Governments have been given the flexibility to permit such gatherings beyond the limit of 100 persons, outside Containment Zones, after 15th October 2020. Wearing of face masks, maintaining social distancing, provision for thermal scanning and use of hand wash or sanitizer will be mandatory. In open spaces, keeping the size of the space in view and with strict observance of social distancing, mandatory wearing of face masks, provision for thermal scanning and hand wash or sanitizer must be used. To ensure that such gatherings do not spread COVID-19, State/ UT Governments will issue detailed SOPs to regulate such gathering, and strictly enforce the same.

AllSecure -Informa Market In India’s Physical Event Restart Guidelines and Directives

 

Physical Distancing

 1. Manage Crowd Density

Crowd Density Standard: 

•Enabling physical distancing by maintaining a Crowd Density Standard (CDS) that is in line with local authority regulations or guidance

•This may be conducted through managing visitor numbers per area and timeslot and by employing one or more of the distancing measures set out in this section, including the use of  Informa social distance ambassadors

 

 

2. Effective Registration Processes

•Non-Contact Registration:

•Using effective non-contact or self-service registration processes to minimize queuing and physical contact and maximize participants’ time and ease

•Employing onsite digital registration and / or advance online registration, which might include QR codes or digital credentials, and limiting the use of physical lanyards and badges where possible.

 

3. Phased & Controlled Entrance

•Staggered Admission

•Phasing the entrance of attendees to the event to avoid unnecessary queuing and distancing challenges. we will work with time slot, if that benefits and make visitor comfortable.

•This may be through providing designated visitor time slots through the day and pre-scheduled meetings through matchmaking tools, creating a safer, more consistent and predictable flow of visitors for exhibitors, and allowing visitors to better plan their meetings in advance and maximisethe use of time spent at the event

 

4. Enhanced Audience Targeting

•Enhanced quality of visitors

•Introducing greater scrutiny, pre-registration qualification and matchmaking tools to improve the relevance of visitors to the event, based on exhibitor/delegate feedback

•Combined with other measures, enhance targeting will lower the density of attendees but retain the overall quality of the event

 

5. Heightened Flow and Floor Planning

•Floor Planning

•Introducing greater visitor flow and traffic management to avoid unnecessary density and crowding challenges and avoid bottlenecks and cross walking, with regular monitoring by Informa hall managers, during the event.

•This may include a one-way visitor flow or walking route according to the venue.

•Deploying clear signage and floor markings to indicate routes and distances.

•Aisle widths and / or the distances between booths may be increased to maintain the ability to physically distance.

 

6. Managed Transportation

•Visitor Transportation

•Working with transportation partners to enable physical distancing in shuttles between the venue, hotels and transportation hubs. This may include reducing capacity and one person per seat.

•Recommending alternate walking routes, and hotels within walking distance where practical to reduce the use of shared transport.

•Making transportation available at the right times to support phased and controlled time slot attendance.

•Shuttle Buses -Interiors disinfected and photocatalyst coating applied to surfaces.

 

7.Adapted Conference Rooms & Sessions

•Conference Rooms

•Revising seating arrangements with 1 mtrdistancing and set-up in conference & meeting rooms, to enable greater space between seats.

•Using hands-free technology in the room where possible and avoiding the sharing of equipment. Temp staff to hold the mics during Q&A and not handover to delegates.

•Making sessions available digitally to ensure speakers reach a full audience and to enable all participants to take part.

 

8. Enhanced Food & Beverage Arrangements

•Food & Beverage

•F&B partners to enhance food safety, manage queueing and enable distancing in serving & seating areas. Tables will have clear acrylic partitions.

•Exhibitors, visitors encouraged to bring their own water bottles and use water stations for refilling.

•Minimizing self-service buffets and the use of any shared utensils or equipment to enhance food safety

•Providing food & drink options in sustainable closed containers or pre-packaged and enabling pre-ordering though app, where possible to maximize time and comfort.

•Encouraging, mobile payment or card payments and avoiding cash payments where possible to reduce contact

•Multiple dry snacks counters within the event to minimize crowding.

 

9. Venue Hygiene & Cleaning

•Venue Deep Cleaning

•Working with venue partners to deep clean the event location before set-up and move-in, and again before the event opens. If possible, during show days too.

•Sanitizing tunnel to be set-up (with spray) at Expo Gate.

•Prayer Room -Cleaning carried out every 2 hours.

•No overcrowding in elevators. Encouraging use of staircases to maximum.

 

10. Visible & Enhanced Cleaning Regime

•Cleaning Regime

•Working with venue partners to implement a visible, enhanced cleaning regime, with increased focus on high touchpoint areas including elevators, handrails, restrooms, food & beverage areas and help points

•Providing appropriate personal protective equipment to cleaners.

•Where available, enhanced cleaning may include best-in-class electrostatic cleaning methods

 

11. Stand & Booth Hygiene

•Stand Cleaning

•Assisting exhibitors to ensure stands, booths & exhibits are regularly disinfected throughout the event by providing guidelines of cleaning.

•For hygiene reasons, exhibitors to avoid product sampling where feasible and to replace distribution of physical promotional materials, with digital alternatives.

•Distribution of Sanitizing kit to each booth, if budget permits.

 

12. Facilitating Good Personal Hygiene

•Hand Sanitisers

•Making hand anitizer stations readily available at key locations around the venue, including restrooms, food & beverage locations and conference rooms

•Encouraging regular hand washing and / or the use of effective hand anitizer through prominent onsite communications.

•Foot operated Sanitizer at vantage points.

•Gadget sanitizing stations with help of UV LED’s

•Disinfectant sanitizing of cafeteria furniture.

 

13. Enhanced Waste Management

•Waste Management

•Collecting and removing waste receptacles more frequently during events at regular intervals.

•Providing clearly identified waste receptacles for disposing of face masks and other protective equipment, as well as additional recycling points for food & beverage waste if required

 

14.  Managing Shared Equipment

•Conference & Seminar Rooms

•Avoiding or replacing shared equipment in conference and meeting rooms, such as hand-held microphones, stationery and lecterns where possible.

•Disinfecting necessary shared equipment in these rooms, such as microphones, between each use.

•Increased cleaning schedule for conference rooms and all event equipment, including audio-visual materials.

•Break timing of 15 mins in between sessions mandatory for disinfecting all surfaces at conference like Tables, Chairs etc.

 

15. Reviewing Air Filtration Standards

•Venue Ambient Environmental Controls

•With venue partners, reviewing the air filtration provided by current heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, including the effectiveness of design, installation and maintenance, as part of reducing exposure to any harmful particles.

•Temp to be maintained between 24o–30oC as per Govt regulations.

 

16. Supporting Official Authorities

•Trace and Contact

•Arogya Setuapp compulsory for all attendees, including staff and exhibitors, visitors, venue officials etc.

•International Participants to download the Arogya SetuApp to visit the show, as per Directives.

•Assisting the authorities in helping to trace & contact participants, should it be necessary and where country laws allow, subject to local privacy laws

•This may include encouraging participants to download & abide by any government-sponsored tracing apps and helping authorities get in contact with participants by maintaining accurate and appropriate contact details of attendees for as long as needed.

•Alternate, emergency numbers of close relative to be declared as part of registration process.

 

17. Deploying Enhanced Screening

•Temperature Screening

•Temperature screening at venue entrances and advising participants accordingly

•Directing any participant with defined and detected COVID-19 symptoms (particularly fever) to a separate quarantine area and referring the case to onsite or nearby local medical authorities for proper protocols and support

•Advising participants they should not attend if they are unwell and preventing any participants who are unwell from entering the event.

•Persons above 65 yrs& pregnant females discouraged to attend as per directives, keeping in mind their safety.

Workers are seldom forced to work under extreme hardships, risking their lives and putting their families at risk of losing livelihood. Even worse is the risk of causing permanent damage to one’s physical well being and with it the ability to carry out one’s professional responsibilities. It has been estimated that indirect costs associated with an accident or physical trauma could be ten times greater than the direct costs suffered through loss of income.

Factory workers deal with hazardous chemicals and active ingredients and therefore require the utmost attention as far as occupational safety and health is concerned. Most workers in India work with the deficient protective equipment and also do not take adequate precautions to safeguard their health. All this calls for organisations to be extra cautious as far as safety and health of workers is concerned. Moreover, those working in chemical industries as well as in industries where lot of toxins are continuously released in the environment as part of industrial processing are perpetually at risk of developing occupational diseases that include respiratory diseases such as asthma, silicosis, asbestosis, COPD; skin related diseases and allergies; cancer; musculoskeletal disease, neuro disorders; mental and emotional stress, etc.

By employing the services of a competent industrial hygienist, organisations can develop a robust, practical and cost-effective strategy to tackle challenges to occupational safety and health, and also prevent workers from developing debilitating conditions during the course of discharging their duties.

Informa Markets has been organising OSH India, South Asia's largest safety & health expo and conference in Mumbai since 2012. The exhibition brings together more than 6000 national and international key industry professionals across construction, manufacturing, PPE and other key industry domains. The 2018 edition saw over 140 brands offering exclusive deals on more than 10,000 products across safety & health, ergonomics, material handling and service management including work wear, evacuation systems, gas detection, behavioural safety services and more.

OSH India provides a unique platform for safety professionals to network with industry stalwarts and gain knowledge on the latest developments in the space of Occupational Safety & Health. Over the last decade OSH India has received a tremendous response from industry professionals in India and has shown remarkable growth.

Key partners

Some of the key associations supporting OSH India include British Safety Council, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), Indian Society of Ergonomics (ISE), Indian Technical Textiles Association, Safety Appliances Manufacturers Association, Air India Engineering Services Ltd, MRO Association, Safety Training institutes and more.The show provides a wide range of avenues to do business and gain knowledge at various forums.

Conference: Ensuring a Safe, Healthy and Productive Workforce

With an endeavour to bring key stakeholders in the safety domain on one platform and to deliberate on the new-age challenges to occupational safety and health within organisations, OSH India 2020 features a power-packed conference with the theme— Ensuring a Safe, Healthy and Productive Workforce. Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Enforcing Guidelines Related to Employee Safety and Industrial Hygiene: Key Challenges and Responsibilities (panel discussion)
  • Ensuring Safety Culture in a Large Organisation: The Leader’s Role (speaker session)
  • Chemical Hazards And Safety Management In Pharmaceutical Industry (speaker session)
  • Tackling Occupational Disease by Keeping Regular Tab on Health and Safety Metrics
  • Redefining Safety Metrics for Workers at High Rise Buildings and Construction Sites (Panel Discussion)
  • Ensuring Workers’ Safety in Renewable Energy Facilities (speaker session)
  • The Importance of Ensuring Right Ergonomics at Workplace (speaker session)
  • Accident Prevention at Factories—Conducting Risk Assessment and Implementing Control Strategies
  • Fire Safety Planning and Working With Hazardous Substances and Chemicals (Panel Discussion)
  • Formulating the Right Approach to Disaster Management/Crisis Management 

Who should attend

OSH India is attended by everyone who is interested and deals with workplace safety and health issues at work. High-level government officials, high-level decision-makers in the public and private sectors, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and labour leaders, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals such as safety engineers, safety technicians, Occupational hygienists, scientists, Labour inspectors and safety and health inspectors regularly attend OSH India exhibition cum conference.