National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Workplace

National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Workplace, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India (2009)

Policy | 06 August 2013

The National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Work Place was declared by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India in February 2009 after consultations with partners. The Action Programme to implement the Policy is part of the document.

The National Policy, referring to the Constitution of India, sets out a set of goals with the view to building and maintaining a national preventative safety and health culture and improving the safety, health and environment at workplace. The Policy also expresses a set of the national objectives.

The outline for Action Programme identifies eight specific working areas, including enforcement, national standards, compliance, awareness, research and development, occupational safety and health skills development and data collection.

After an initial review to ascertain the status on safety, health and environment at workplace, the Policy is envisaged to be reviewed at least every five years.