Report of the Working Group on Occupational Safety and Health for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012 to 2017)

The report is a document of action-focused legislative and pragmatic interventions to transform the existing state of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the country both in the formal and informal sectors of economic activity through proactive approaches and implementation of the National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Workplace by all stake holders.

Policy | 01 August 2011
OSH at workplaces being a priority area for formulation of activities in the XIIth five year plan, the Planning Commission had set up a Working Group on Occupational Safety and Health under the chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of India.

There are five chapters in the report. In the first chapter, a background note on different issues pertaining to OSH in different sectors has been incorporated. A brief introduction of the two executing bodies (DGMS & DGFASLI) looking after the OSH issues has been given.

The reports of Mining, Industry & Port and Un-organised sectors comprise of chapter three, four and five, respectively. In the report of each of the three sectors, important issues related to OSH in the specific sector have been dealt with in detail as per the terms of reference of the working group. Each report has incorporated separate chapters on overview of the OSH status, existing set-up in OSH management, constraints in the existing set up along with suggestions for improvement.