OSH Gurukul Conference 2023

Delhi NCR region is a key hub of activities related to industries such as Automobiles, BPO, Construction, IT, Engineering Equipment, Power and transmission, and Government and PSUs. Each has a prominent stake in implementing occupational safety and health practices for wellbeing of their employees. Some of the key challenges faced by the workforce include: Working without wearing proper safety equipment, unergonomic office equipment, mental wellbeing challenges in an uncertain economy, fire safety issues, hazardous chemicals exposure, excessive pollution, poor road safety norms, poor environment sustainability processes, etc. The two-day OSH Gurukul Conference 2023 aims to look at the industry pain points related to occupational safety and health and will present the views of senior leaders and influencers from the industry on how they have alleviated those challenges withing their industries.

Who should attend

A blend of senior end user community which includes around 120 Safety officers, Health officers, Wellness officers, Environment Sustainability officers, Road Safety officers, etc will attend the conference.

Conference Agenda 2023
Time Topic
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Inaugural Session
  • 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM -: Lamp Lighting followed by Ganesh Vandana & National Anthem, corporate videos, and felicitation of dignitaries.
  • 10:20 AM – 10:25 AM -: Welcome Address -: Mr. Pankaj Jain, Sr. Group Director & Digital Head, Informa Markets in India.
  • 10:25 AM – 10:30 AM -: Keynote Address -: Shri Arun Mittal, Executive Director, OISD, Govt. of India

    Shri P.K Goswami , Deputy Director, Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health, Govt. of NCT Delhi

  • 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM -: Special Address -: Dr. Rajiv Kumar Jain, Chair, Scientific Committee on Education and Training in Occupational Health (SCETOH),International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)
  • 10:40 AM – 10:50 AM -: Guest of Honour Address -: Shri Rajendra Ratnoo, IAS, Executive Director, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India
  • 10:50 AM – 10:55 AM -: Chief Guest Address -: TBC.
  • 10:55 AM – 11:00 AM -: Vote of Thanks -: Mr. Pankaj Jain, Sr. Group Director & Digital Head, Informa Markets in India
  • 11:00 AM – Onwards -: Confex area tour for dignitaries
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Tea and Networking
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Emergency Preparedness & Response: Where we lack? (speaker session)

Emergency preparedness and response is crucial for minimizing the impact of unexpected events and protecting the safety and well-being of individuals.Where we lack:

  • Lack of comprehensive planning.
  • Insufficient risk assessment.
  • Limited training and drills.
  • Inadequate communication systems.
  • Limited resources and funding.
  • Lack of public awareness and involvement.
  • Inadequate integration of new technologies.

Dr. Surya Parkash , Professor and Head, Geo-Meteorological Risks Management Division and Head IQAC, Chairman Academic Integrity Panel, NIDM

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Two Lives to Live

Vicky Gupta , Managing Director, Heapro India Safety Products Pvt Ltd.

12:40 PM - 13:00 PM
EHS Objectives: Should they be Active or Reactive? (speaker session)

EHS objectives are specific goals set to promote and achieve excellence in environmental, health, and safety performance.

It is designed to guide and measure the organization's efforts in managing and improving its EHS performance.

While reactive objectives help organization understand where they stand in EHS, while having active objectives ensures clear focus from the management.

Sunil Bailwar, Joint President & Head Corporate Safety and Occupational Health, Hindalco Industries Limited

13:10 PM - 13:25 PM
Upgrading the definition of Safety
  • Safety cutters.
  • Safety Air Guns.
  • Pneumatic Ventilators for vessel entry.
  • Pneumatic vacuum for personnel cleaning and process cleaning.

Dipesh Shah, Director, Saurya HSE Pvt. Ltd.

13:30 PM - 14:30 PM
Lunch and Networking
14:40 PM - 15:00 PM
Errors and Violations in HSE: Understanding why they happen (speaker session)
  • Mistakes happen due to human limitations like fatigue, distractions, and complacency.
  • Errors can occur in HSE if procedures for intricate tasks and systems are not followed correctly.
  • Pressure, deadlines, and lack of safety emphasis in organizations can lead to violations.
  • Promoting a safety culture through training and education helps prevent errors and violations.

Ajay Manhas , Head– EHS, 32nd

15:10 PM - 15:30 PM
Workplace Hazard Exposure Effect and its Prevention

Dr. Deepa Aman , Head- Consulting & Training, Sure Safety India Ltd.

15:40 PM - 16:25 PM
Workshop: How to ensure your HSE training complies with the law, is effective and delivers ROI

Ian Cooke, Head of Corporate and Consumer Services, NEBOSH

16:30 PM - 17:30 PM
Panel discussion: Building a positive safety culture Where to Start?

This panel session focuses on the nuances in work culture in vogue at organisations and the related developments in occupational health and safety. The implications of recent and prospective reforms due to the change in working environment, including changes in the resources available to regulators and the impact of innovations in technology will be among the key points discussed.

Moderator :-

  • Pradip Singh , Asst. Vice President - HSSE Head, Crest Digital Pvt. Ltd.

Panelists :-

  • Kaushal Pandey , DGM Safety & Sustainability, Tata Motors.
  • Somesh Rastogi , Head-EHS & Systems, L&T MHI Power Boilers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sandeep Kumar , Head EHS, Hero Realty Pvt Ltd.
  • Tanvi Kapoor , Head-EHS, Google.
  • Praveen Bansal , Director - EHS & Sustainability – India & Middle East, Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • Amit Mishra , EHS Lead, Nucleus Office Parks.
  • Priyanka Katoch , Head-EHSS, Pernod Ricard India.
  • Sameer Saxena , India Real Estate Leader, FM, HSE & Travel Leader, Marsh & McLennan Companies.
17:30 PM - 18:00 PM
Tea and networking
Time Topic
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tea and Networking
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Safe Driving: How to create defensive drivers (speaker session)

Creating defensive drivers is essential for promoting safe driving practices and reducing the risk of accidents.

Defensive driving is a behavioural change intervention which allows the drivers to be more responsive and responsible.

Robert Chettiar, Head – Technical Services, NIST Institute.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Science of Fit

Bidyut Chetia , Sr. Application Engineer, 3M India Ltd.

11:30 AM - 11:50 PM
How Technology can Support HSE

Gyanesh Pathak , Head – EHS I Sustainability I ESG, Bennett Coleman & Co.Ltd (Times Group)

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Working at Height: Focus on Scaffolds! - Partner session by Youngman
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Global Standards & Legislations for Scaffolding. Why Scaffolding Safety Is utmost in construction?

Working at heights can be risky, but with proper focus on scaffolds, it becomes a safer. Scaffolds are temporary structures that provide a platform for workers to perform tasks at elevated levels.

Shivam Sharma , AGM-Safety, Birla Estates

13:00 PM - 13:20 PM
Partner session by IPAF

Understanding the divide between fall arrest and fall restraint systems is critical in selecting the appropriate fall protection equipment to keep workers safe. outlining the differences between the two systems, and provide guidance on selecting the correct system for different scenarios.

Jason Woods, Regional Manager, Middle East & South Asia, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation).

13:30 PM - 14:30 PM
Lunch Break
14:40 PM - 15:25 PM
Workshop :- Organisational versus Individual Resilience

Dee Arp, Chief Operating Officer, NEBOSH

15:30 PM - 16:30 PM
Panel discussion: Getting to the root of the incidents and how to benefit from incidents

This panel session focuses on recent developments in occupational safety and health incidents. Looking at the current regulatory framework, the panel will discuss the implications of recent and prospective reforms in regulations and how key takeaways from such incidents will lead to a safer workplace in future.

Moderator :-

  • Shri P.K Goswami , Deputy Director, Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health, Govt. of NCT Delhi.

Panelists :-

  • Naveen Soni , Head - Corporate Health & Safety, Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd.
  • Ghanshyam Kevadiya , Associate Head-EHS, Perfetti Van Melle.
  • Praveen Kumar , Regulatory & Nodal Lead, Google.
  • Dr. Florence Almeida , Senior Consultant-critical care medicine, FortisHospital&Founder and director,Loudmedics Occupational health and safety.
16:30 PM - 16:40 PM
Vote of thanks by

Prashant Jain, Sr. Project Director, OSH India.

16:40 PM - Onwards
Tea and networking
Event Partners
For Sales And Partnerships
Prashant Jain
For Marketing & Alliances
Inteshar Memon
For Speaker
Adeesh Sharma
For Delegates
Ankit Maggo