RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI)
209 views | +0 today
Follow
RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI)
'ROSHNI' A National Network on OSH & Labour Rights
Curated by Samit Carr
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Health body seeks NHRC help to fight silicosis in state - The Times of India

Health body seeks NHRC help to fight silicosis in state - The Times of India | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
The Occupational Safety and Health Association of Jharkhand (Oshaj) has sought immediate intervention of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to make the government work for silicosis patients.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Silicosis deaths on the rise, state still inactive - The Times of India

Silicosis deaths on the rise, state still inactive - The Times of India | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
Despite the state government's claims that the State Action Plan for Prevention and Mitigation of Silicosis is functioning effectively, there's no stopping the deaths caused owing to the disease.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Silicosis patients seek governor's help to get their dues - The Times of India

Silicosis patients seek governor's help to get their dues - The Times of India | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
For patients of silicosis, a serious lung disease caused by breathing in dust containing silica, the Occupational Safety and Health Association of Jharkhand (OSHAJ) have approached the Raj Bhavan to seek help after finding no effective answer to...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

28th April The World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2013 | Facebook

28th April The World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2013 | Facebook | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it

Source info : ILO HQ Geneva

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2013 focuses on the prevention of occupational diseases

Worldwide, occupational diseases continue to be the leading cause of work-related deaths. According to ILO estimates, out of 2.34 million occupational fatalities every year, only 321,000 are due to accidents. The remaining 2.02 million deaths are caused by various types of work-related diseases, which correspond to a daily average of more than 5,500 deaths. This is an unacceptable Decent Work deficit.

Type: Campaign
When: 28 April 2013
Where: ILO HQ Geneva
Contact(s): safeday@ilo.org

The inadequate prevention of occupational diseases has profound negative effects not only on workers and their families but also on society at large due to the tremendous costs that it generates; particularly, in terms of loss of productivity and burdening of social security systems. Prevention is more effective and less costly than treatment and rehabilitation. All countries can take concrete steps now to improve their capacity for preventing occupational diseases. As every year, the ILO Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment will prepare a report to serve as a background to the theme. It will call on governments, employers, workers and their organizations to collaborate in the development and implementation of national policies and strategies aimed at preventing occupational and work-related diseases.

http://www.ilo.org/safework/events/safeday/WCMS_204594/lang--en/index.htm ;

Download Contains:
1. Poster 
2. Postcard 
3. Powerpoint presentation 
4. Report: "The Prevention of Occupational Diseases"

Samit Carr's insight:

 

Presently about 6 million Children of mining areas of Jharkhand are living under threat to food and social security because of sufferings and death due to silicosis as 25-30 lakh workers are exposed to silicosis in Jharkhand India. According to ILO, every year around 2.02 million deaths occur due to occupational diseases, and 0.321 million deaths have been attributed to accidents at workplace. The actual figures are likely to be much more than these figures as such incidences in developing countries are often under-reported.

 

According to WHO, inIndia, around 1 crore people are exposed to silicosis every year. The US-based OK International has reported that around 30,000 people die from Silicosis inIndiaevery year. IMF has estimated that around 70,000 deaths every year inIndiaoccur due to coal pollution. Globally, occupational diseases and accidents cause a loss of 4% of the global GDP every year (source -ILO) .

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Jharkhand apathetic towards rising cases of silicosis

Jharkhand apathetic towards rising cases of silicosis | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
JAMSHEDPUR: Cases of silicosis are on the rise in this region. The Occupational Safety and Health Association of Jharkhand (OSHAJ), which is working relentlessly to improve the lives of the...
Samit Carr's insight:

Actual story is National Human Rights Commission has directed Occupational Safety & Health Association of Jharkhand on 08.02.2013 to make comments on the report submitted to NHRC by the Govt. of Jharkhand viz letter ref. no 4847 dt 20.10.2012 in response to show cause notice on July last year to Chief Secretary seeking to know why compensation to 22 workers who died of silicosis. In the said report Govt. of Jharkhand declined to provide compensation stating four reasons, a) Mr Samit Kumar Carr did not make available of the X-Ray plates, pathological report in spite of several request made by the government’s offices, b) postmortem of the deceased workers were not done, c) Dr Kunal Datta has expressed possibility of silicosis only, d) no objection certificate to run M/s K K Minerals was seized in 2003 and since then the unit is closed.

 

Mr Carr of OSHAJ stated their comments; a) that all the medical records that includes ILO rating of the plates were submitted to all the concerned departments and the emails contain scanned copies were also forwarded to NHRC, b),  postmortem clause is added which has no legal binding and there is no such provision of such clause in the Factories Act 1948, ESI Act 1948 and Workmen Compensation Act 1923 and there is also no such directives by these acts that empower state government to make such rule, therefore pursuing of this is violation of the said acts. Notably, State Govt. has developed state action plan for prevention and mitigation of silicosis based recommendations of OSHAJ but added the postmortem claue that goes against the interest of the workers, c) Dr Kunal Kumar Datta headed by a panel of doctors has ILO rated theX-Ray plate at ESI Hospital west Bengal  based on occupational and clinical history of the workers and did not physically examined the ailing workers who were unable to move because of their health condition, therefore, the panel’s  report is ethically correct  and but the Civil surgeon and team has used same words on the report of Meherbai Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital that diagnosed ‘Suggestive Pneumoconiosis’, while the government doctors examined all the workers, d) K K minerals was not closed since 2003, page no .8,9,27,28 &30 of state government affidavit that proves that said company was running operation till 2010 as Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board issued directives to K K Mineral on June 2010 to stop running the unit unless the unit obtain NOC  and consent to operate from the concerned departments.

 

If the district administration and concerned government regulatory agencies would have acted upon after 27th April 2005 every thing could have possible by that point of time and if that has not become possible for which the concerned offices are responsible only. Therefore, government cannot turn around from its own people and their responsibility and accountability towards the environment,OSH, labour rights and rights of social and economic security of the children and women of the silicosis victims placing multiple reasons of erroneous belief.

 

Government of Jharkhand has failed to protect the lives of its own people and to provide social security for the families of dead workers’ who lost their lives at their premature age because of human rights violation at workplace. In these circumstances it appears from their report that some concerned officers delaying the process of justice raising irrational points which has become synonyms of denial of justice and negation of the provision of social security as directed by the Supreme Court orders dated 26.11.1996 and 05.03.2009.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

INFORMATION & AWARENESS RISING WORKSHOP 25.01.2013 | Facebook

INFORMATION & AWARENESS RISING WORKSHOP 25.01.2013 | Facebook | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
Facebook est un réseau social qui vous relie à des amis, des collègues de travail, des camarades de classe ou d’autres personnes qui ont quelque chose à partager avec vous.
Samit Carr's insight:

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF JHARKHAND (OSHAJ) ORGANISED A WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION & AWARENESS RISING WORKSHOP ON 25.01.2013

 

FOCUS: STATE ACTION PLAN FOR PREVENTION & MITIGATION OF SILICOSIS

 

Specific topic of workshop:

 

Postmortem clause of state action plan on silicosis prevention and mitigation.Formation ofOSHcell as wing of every trade union.

 

Proceedings of the workshop

 

Workshop Moderator: Samit Kumar Carr, Secretary General of OSHAJ, He presented two following papers for discussions

 

A brief history of sufferings & deaths due to silicosis and an overview of entire process of developing state action plan for prevention & mitigation of silicosis.Reasons of opposing postmortem clause that is added in state action plan on silicosis.

 

Participants: Mr Narendra Mishra, Vikash Jha, K K Tripathy (Center of Indian Trade Unions- CITU), Mr Bashist Narayan Tiwary (Bhartya Mazdoor Sangh- BMS), Mr B N Singh and Mr Ambuj Kumar Thakur (All India Trade Union Congress- AITUC), Mr Byas Tiwary (Indian Federation of Trade Unions-IFTU), Mr S K Mukhi, Edlof Sunil Lakra,  E Toppo (ST SC Welfare Association of LIC, Jmashedpur Division ) Mr .(Adv) Fagu Soren (International Santhal Coference), Mr Jagat (Samekit Jan Vikash Kendra), Mr N K Kumar(Arnab Social Educational Institute Trust) Mr (Prof & Adv) B K Mishra, Mr  Chanra Sekhar Bhattacharya ( Human Rights Activists) and Mr Ajit Tirkey & Shankar Nayak (Social Activists ) and Mr Sudip kumar Chatterjee (Vice Chairman, OSHAJ ), Mr Parameswar Hansda (silicosis victim family), Mr Jugal Kishore, Jaspal Sandhu, Chandra Sekhar, Amit Kumar , Md Jawed, Sanjeev Kr Sharma, Mukesh thakur, Ritesh Jha and Ms Anni Amrita attended the workshop.

 

Workshop resolved with following resolutions:

 

A joint petition will be sent to Honurable Governor of Jharkhand requesting him to withdraw postmortem clause from the state action plan for prevention and mitigation of silicosis and to provide compensation to the kin of silicosis victims.OSHAJ may quote the joint decisions of the workshop in their comments on said state action plan that is to be prepared for sending to National Human Rights Commission.All the employees & workers of mining areas should be covered under the ESI schemes.The trade unions attended the workshop has assured that they will discuss the issue of opening up ofOSHcell in their respective unions.

 

 

 

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

 

OSHAJ 'सिलिकोसिस के रोकथाम और शमन के लिए राज्य कार्य योजना’ पर एक कार्यशाला एक कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया.

 

श्री नरेंद्र मिश्रा, विकास झा, एनएन त्रिपाठी (सीटू), श्री Bashist नारायण तिवारी (बीएमएस), श्री बी,एन सिंह, अम्बुज कुमार ठाकुर (एटक),  श्री  Byas तिवारी (IFTU), श्री एडॉल्फ सुनील लाकड़ा, E Toppo, एसआर मुखी (अनुसूचित जनजाति अनुसूचित जाति कल्याण एसोसिएशन एलआईसी), अधिवक्ता श्री Fagu Soren (International Santhal Confrance), श्री जगत (Samekit Janvikash Kendra), श्री एन.के. कुमार (ASEIT) मानव अधिकार कार्यकर्ता (.वकील श्री बी के मिश्रा और चंद्र शेखर भट्टाचार्य), सिलिकोसिस पीड़ितों परिवार से श्री Parmeswar Hansda और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता श्री अजीत तिर्की और शंकर नायक श्री sudip कुमार चटर्जी उपाध्यक्ष, oshaj और कुछ अन्य कार्यशाला में भाग लिया.

 

निम्नलिखित प्रस्ताव पारित किया गया:

 

माननीय झारखंड के राज्यपाल को एक संयुक्त ज्ञापन प्रस्तुत किया जाएगा कि शवपरीक्षा खंड को सिलिकोसिस रोकथाम और शमन लिए के राज्य कार्य योजना से वापस लेने के लिए और सिलिकोसिस पीड़ितों के मुआवजे के लिए अनुरोध किया जाएगा.

 

सिलिकोसिस रोकथाम और शमन लिए के राज्य कार्य योजना पर OSHAJ की जो टिप्पणियों राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग के लिए भेजा जाएगा उसमें कार्यशाला के संयुक्त निर्णय का उल्लेख किया जाएगा.

   

OSHAJ सभी ट्रेड यूनियनों से आग्रह किया कि उनके ट्रेड यूनियनों के एक Occupational Safety & Health Cell (OSHसेल) खोलने के बारे में सोचना चाहिए. ट्रेड यूनियनों आश्वासन दिया है कि हमारे प्रस्ताव के बारे में सोचेंगे.

 

 

 

समित कुमार कार

सचिव general

OSHAJ

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

JUTE WORKERS RESPIRATORY HEALTH PROJECT

JUTE WORKERS RESPIRATORY HEALTH PROJECT | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
Samit Carr's insight:

Kunal Datta RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI)4 hours ago via mobile  


Discussion at Belur ESI with doctors for collaboration in jute workers Respiratory Health project jointly organised by ROSHNI:Rising Occupational Safety & Health Network of India and Swaniti Initiative.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

State Action Plan on Prevention & Mitigation of Silicosis | Facebook

State Action Plan on Prevention & Mitigation of Silicosis | Facebook | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Thousands protest after Bangladesh fire traps workers, kills at least 112

Thousands protest after Bangladesh fire traps workers, kills at least 112 | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Thousands of Bangladeshi workers blocked the streets of a Dhaka suburb Monday, throwing stones at factories and smashing vehicles, as they demanded justice for at least 112 people killed in a garment-factory fire that highlighted...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Gasping for breath - Chandrashekhar Bhattacharjee - The Sunday Indian

Gasping for breath - Chandrashekhar Bhattacharjee - The Sunday Indian | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
By Chandrashekhar Bhattacharjee Practically incurable and nearly always fatal, silicosis is wreaking havoc among the 20,000-odd workers of illegal stone quarries in West Bengal, reports Chandrashekhar Bhattacharjee...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Infographic: The politics of climate change

Infographic: The politics of climate change | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
The positions of key countries and political blocs on climate change measures before the COP18 in Qatar.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Financial aid sought for silicosis victim family - The Times of India

Financial aid sought for silicosis victim family - The Times of India | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
The Occupational Safety and Health Association of Jharkhand (OSHAJ) has demanded financial assistance for family members of Parvati Mardi who recently died of silicosis.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Samit Carr's Photos | Facebook

Samit Carr's Photos | Facebook | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Gas chamber explodes at Tata’s Jamshedpur plant, 11 injured

Gas chamber explodes at Tata’s Jamshedpur plant, 11 injured | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
One of the seriously injured employees has been shifted to the critical care unit of the Tata Main Hospital, company sources say.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

July 23 NHRC meet raises hopes for silicosis victims - The Times of India

July 23 NHRC meet raises hopes for silicosis victims - The Times of India | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
The proposed meeting of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to be held in July has raised hopes among silicosis victims who have been seeking compensation from the state government for years now.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Silicosis affects mine workers

Silicosis affects mine workers | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
Silicosis is one of the most common diseases that affects Indian mine workers, parliament was informed Monday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Amidst the silica dust

Amidst the silica dust | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
The shortened lifespan of the quarry workers of Uttar Pradesh is spent breaking stones and residing among the pollution- laden boulders
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Plea to simplify silicosis victims' compensation rule - The Times of India

Plea to simplify silicosis victims' compensation rule - The Times of India | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
The Occupational Safety and Health Association of Jharkhand (OSHAJ) on Friday requested the chief secretary to remove the postmortem clause for paying compensation to the victims of silicosis.
Samit Carr's insight:

 

 

 

The postmortem clause has no legal binding as per the Factories Act 1948, ESI Act 1948 and Workmen Compensation Act 1923, which is also violation of these acts as stated in 3rd Schedule of the above acts wherein provision has been laid down for clinching a diagnosis of Silicosis and other occupational disease by a MBBS doctor only that is independent of a post mortem. Also this clause of state action plan goes against the Supreme Court order dated 26.11.1996 and 05.03.2009. It is illogical and ridicules in the sense, no silicosis or any other occupational disease affected worker will get compensation according to disablement (Workmen Compensation Act 1923 consider occupational disease as injury at workplace and compensation is fixed according to proportionate to disablement also) of the workers unless the occupational disease affected person dies and postmortem of the dead body is conducted.  Therefore this clause goes against the interest of the workers and objective of social security of the nearest kin to the workers who suffer and expire because of silicosis and other occupational diseases.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE SHARING & AWARENESS RISING WORKSHOP | Facebook

INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE SHARING & AWARENESS RISING WORKSHOP | Facebook | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
Occupational Safety & Health Association of Jharkhand (OSHAJ)

                     Flat No.1011, Satluj, Vijaya’s  Shatabdee, Sonari,Jamshedpur,Jharkhand,India,Pin Code: 831011

                                          Ph: +91 657 2314416, Mob: + 91 9431372228, Email: oshajindia@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Respected Madam/ Sir,

 

 

Sub: Invitation for information & knowledge sharing and awareness rising workshop. 

 

 

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous NEW YEAR 2013

 

We are going to organize information sharing programme with the Trade Union Leaders Civil Society Groups, Journalists, /Correspondents and News Reporters on State Action Plan on Prevention & Mitigation of Silicosis that has been developed by Govt. of Jharkhand based on our suggestions. But a clause of ‘Postmortem for the person who dies after suffering from occupational diseases’ is added in said action plan which is not acceptable to workers and community as this clause is violation of The Factories Act 1948, ESI Act 1948, Mining Acts 1952 and Workmen compensation Act and goes against the interest of workers.

 

We may also discuss on opening up ofOSHwing/cell of every trade unions.

 

We request media personnel and leaders and activists from trade unions, civil society groups to attend the program along with your friends and representatives of affiliated unions on 25.01.2013 at 2.30 PM at Media Center (known as press club beside United Club Bistupur) of Corporate Communication Tata Steel, Jamshedpur.

 

 

Thanks & regards

 

 

Samit Kumar Carr

Secretary General

OSHAJ

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Occupational Safety and Health at Workplace

occupational safety is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards at the workplace with the objective to protect worker health and wellbeing and safeguard the community at large.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Samit Carr's Photos | Facebook

Samit Carr's Photos | Facebook | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Facebook

Jute workers health camp at Titagarh, jointly organised by ROSHNI (Rising Occupational Safety & Health Network of India) & Swaniti Initiative. 64 workers were screened for Byssinosis at NJMC mill.. Byssinosis screening camp at Titagarh was attended by eminent Chest Specialist Dr Amit Podder and Dr Kunal Kumar Datta.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Samit Kumar Carr Secretary General of OSHAJ & National Coordinator of ROSHNI speaking on OSH - fundamental rights of the workers

Ranchi Meeting Part 9, State Level Consultation on Human Rights & Laws, Ranchi by Human Rights Law Network...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Govt must help Silicosis victims as per Supreme Court order, demands orphan

Govt must help Silicosis victims as per Supreme Court order, demands orphan | RISING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH NETWORK OF INDIA (ROSHNI) | Scoop.it
CGnet Swara is a platform to discuss issues related to Central Gondwana region in India. To record a message please call on (080) 4113 7280.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Samit Carr
Scoop.it!

Samit Carr's Photos | Facebook

FINANCIAL AID FOR SILICOSIS VICTIM'S FOR LAST RITES DEMANDED 

HT Correspondent

jam.live@hindustantimes.com

more...
No comment yet.