OSH SOUTH INDIA 2018 COMMENCES ITS MAIDEN EDITION IN HYDERABAD TODAY
A uniquely designed expo focused on Occupational Safety and Health by UBM India
Hyderabad, June 28, 2018: UBM India, India's leading exhibition organizer, launched the 5th edition of the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) South India Expo (28-29 June, 2018) for the first time in Hyderabad today. Held at the Hitex Exhibition Center, the expo brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, industry experts and key government officials on a single platform from the Indian and the international industries.
Speaking on the occasion of the maiden launch of OSH South India which was co-located with SAFE South India in Hyderabad, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Governments all over the world recognize the importance of a safe and a healthy environment for citizens and firmly believe that without these vital components, social justice and economic growth cannot be achieved. Besides, education, training, consultation and exchange of information and good practices are essential for prevention and promotion of such measures. Through OSH South India 2018 we have provided an opportunity for stakeholders across the health and safety industry to showcase their innovations and technology, understand new industry trends, network and create new business connections. This is an industry that banks on newer and improved technological innovations on a constant basis. Naturally, there is an immense growth potential along with the learning and networking opportunities for suppliers and service providers at these expos.”
“Notably, for the first time since its inception, OSH has been brought to Hyderabad this year as a strategy to rotate them across the several key Indian cities in South India. This move also aims to bring the expo closer to the end-user community and spread awareness across this region on Health & Safety best practices. The response we have got here has been extremely encouraging.” He further added.
OSH SOUTH INDIA 2018
OSH South India 2018 saw an inaugural ceremony attended by Chief Guest -- Sri B. R. V. Susheel Kumar, IAS, Director of Mines and Geology, Government of Telangana along with key dignitaries -- Mr. Hemant Sapra, President, Safety Appliances Manufacturers Association ( SAMA ); Sr. S.P, Garg, Executive Director – Corporate HSE, Gas Authority of India Ltd.; Sr C. Laxmiprasadh, Addl. Director, Telangana State Disaster Response & Fire Services, Hyderabad; Sr M. Vijay Kumar, Director of Boilers, Govt of Telangana; Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.
Supported by associations like Safety Appliances Manufacturers Association ( SAMA ) IPAF, Indian Technical Textile Association Indian Society of Ergonomics and other Safety Training institutes, OSH South India 2018 brought together over 80 plus prominent safety brands. Key Participants included players such as Venus Health & Safety, Acme Safetywears Limited, Draeger Safety India Pvt. Ltd., Indomax, Midas Safety Pvt. Ltd., Motorola Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., NIST Institute Pvt. Ltd., Oil & Gas Plant Engineers (I) Pvt. Ltd., Oshkosh India Pvt. Ltd., Prolite Autoglo Limited, Rupa Enterprises, to name a few.
OSH also includes a two-day conference including workshops focussing on the significance and business benefits of investing in the health and safety of the workforce and in-turn, the health of its own organization and the economy at large. The seminars focused on topics like Fire Safety Strategies, Hazards to Workers’ Health and Solutions, Challenges in Implementing Laws and Legislation Related to OSH in India, Redefining Mindsets in the Construction Industry Regarding OSH, etc. UBM India has also strategically tied up with prime organisations such as the International Power Access Federation (IPAF) that is holding an IPAF Operator Training Program while the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) will hold a workshop on 'Indian Standards on Occupational Safety and Health' along with the main conference on Day 2.
INDUSTRY SPEAK AT OSH SOUTH INDIA 2018
- "Occupation Safety and Health is becoming a key focus area across the industry. Accidents due to falling from heights are a growing concern and thus, installation of appropriate aerial platforms and access equipment has begun gaining traction which will make working at heights safer. JLG is introducing its Low Level access range of products at this show; any activity with a work height even as low as 2 meters could be hazardous and unsafe. We offer products which cover a range from 1.5 meter to 60 meters and through this range, make working at heights safer and more productive. We have been a part of the OSH in the past, and the show has been instrumental for us to showcase our products to safety officers across different segments. It has also helped us establish contacts with key organizations focusing on worker safety."
Mr. Pankaj Gupta; Country Manager (JLG Industries Inc)
- “The awareness about occupational safety and health is gradually increasing in India as safety is now becoming a part of the work culture. The Government can play a pivotal role in supporting the industry by initiating various compliances and implementing policies. Initiatives like UBM India’s OSH are effectively bridging this gap by bringing the industry and its stakeholders on a single platform and we are proud to be a part of it. This year we are looking forward to showcase our latest innovation, the new DIY Label Printer for Safety Signs which will allow convenient printing and bid away the hassle of outsourcing. This is a relatively new product in India and we are expecting a positive response for the same.”
Mr. Shyam Shet; DGM – Sales and Marketing (Indomax)
- “As one of the largest EHS software providers in the Indian market, ProcessMAP has set the gold-standard for cloud and mobile OHS software solutions in the industry. Our commitment to the Indian OHS market is under-scored by the fact that more than 25000 users in 600 facilities across 127 locations in India use ProcessMAP to improve OHS performance. We are excited about increasing maturity of the Indian OHS market and are proud to be a software partner for OSH India 2018 to help further accelerate adoption of automation, data and powerful analytics to improve the health & safety performance of companies.”
Harold Gubnitsky; DGM – President & Chief Strategy Officer (ProcessMAP Corporation)
- “Occupational Safety & Health Industry is still at very nascent stage in India as compared to the global industry but is growing at a rapid speed. As a manufacturer, we see a huge growth potential in years to come for Indian safety industry. Government initiatives to build up infrastructure propel the demand of safety Equipments & create a big opportunity for manufacturers. We consider OSH India as great a platform to meet & strengthen our relationship with existing & potential customers. We also see the Expo as an opportunity to showcase our Head Mounted Powered Air Purifying Respirator to all industry players and potential consumers.”
Mr. Arpan Jani; Chief Marketing Officer (Venus Safety & Health Pvt. Ltd)