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ESIC inks MoU to improve a quality of life for workers
By TOG News Service
Jul 11, 2017

TOG News Service, New Delhi, July 11, 2017: In order to spread awareness for healthy working conditions by reducing the danger of diseases or injuries alongwith good quality life for workers, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Employee's State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) in New Delhi today.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment to establish a mutual collaboration which will enhance Occupational Health of workers and will reduce the occurrence of work related injuries and diseases. This MoU comes into force from today and will remain in force for a time period of three years.

The collaboration further aims at imporoving the quality of life through assessment of OSH challenges in all spheres of economic activity, special activities for prevention and control of asbestosis, silicosis and development of training modules for different target groups.

Special focus shall be paid to precarious working conditions in the formal and informal sectors. The main focus is occupational health by establishing 'DGFASLI-ESIC Occupational Health Training, Research & Development Centre' (OHTRDC) at Regional Labour Institute, Faridabad followed by at other institutes located at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Kanpur.