Initiatives Undertaken by the DGFASLI during the XIth 5
DGFASLI is operating following two
plan schemes under the XIth 5 year plan:
Establishment of New Regional Labour Institute at Faridabad
Strengthening of DGFASLI Organisation and Occupational Safety
& Health in Factories, Ports and Docks.
more plan scheme with the following title has been proposed DGFASLI
which is under consideration with planning commission for approval:
Identification & Elimination of Silicosis in India
objectives and the initiatives being pursue under each of the schemes
are presented below scheme wise:
OF REGIONAL LABOUR INSTITUTE AT FARIDABAD
To cater to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) needs of
the factories in North Western States of India (i.e. Haryana, Punjab,
Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, National Capital Delhi & UT
Chandigarh) effectively as a Centre of Excellence in OSH.
To liaison with the Chief Inspectors of Factories of the North
Western States of India for effective implementation of the statutes.
3. To liaison with the Ministry of Labour & Employment,
Government of India, on behalf of the DGFASLI on urgent matters
related to policy planning and administration.
of infrastructure, human resources and procedures for initializing the
activities such as:
Consultancy, Research and Training in the field of:
Personal Protective Equipment Testing
Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare Centre (Exhibition)
Mobile Safety Exhibition Van
of liaison with the Chief Inspectors of Factories of North Western
the educational/vocational programmes on:
year - Post Diploma in Industrial Safety.
weeks – Refresher course on Occupational Health for Medical
Six weeks – certificate course on Industrial Hygiene
Others – as per the arising training needs.
Initializing the package programme on, “Higher Productivity
and Better Place at Work” for
Small Scale Industries.
the technical advice services on risk
assessment for safe site selection, risk
reduction and emergency
preparedness in process plants and MAH installations.
research studies, technical guidance, specialized training programmes
field of “Psychological well-being of industrial workers”
establish a link between the Ministry of Labour & Employment,
Government of India,
and DGFASLI on urgent matters related to policy
planning and administration.
OF DGFASLI ORGANISATION AND OSH IN FACTORIES, PORTS & DOCKS
strengthen the infrastructure facilities at DGFASLI, CLI and RLIs for
improving occupational safety and health in factories, ports and docks
thereby contributing in prevention of occupational injuries and
Development of occupational safety and health national inventory
and connectivity between
State Factory Inspectorate and
Creation of occupational safety and health information action
resource centers at five labour
Dissemination of OSH information through electronic media.
4. Dissemination of information through conventional media through
newsletter and technical
reports, safety cards etc.
Creation of databases on handling of
containers and dangerous goods, hazardous
container depots, minor and intermediate ports, competent persons,
of doctors in ports etc.
Promotion of E- Governance.
7. To amend the Statute and Regulations connected with dock work.
8. To establish enforcement and advisory system in the Inland
Container Depots and ship
breaking units in the country.
Establishment of an accreditation system for experts and facilities in
the field of Occupational
Safety & Health
10. Formulation of policies and programmes for improving productivity in
industries, ports, mines,
construction and unorganized sectors in consistence
with Occupational Safety & Health.
11. Development and adopting of comprehensive OSH standards for industries,
construction and unorganized sectors.
Up gradation of different laboratories of CLI & RLIs by acquisition
of high precision and
state-of –the art instruments and equipments to act as
National Referral Laboratories on
occupational safety and health.
13. Monitoring of Occupational Safety, Health and Work environment in
factories, ports and
14. Strengthening of enforcing systems in the major ports
15. Enhancement of technical capabilities of officers of DGFASLI & State
16. Creating awareness on occupational safety and health in various sectors
of the economy
& ELIMINATION OF SILICOSIS IN INDIA (PROPOSED)
To assess the
prevalence of Silicosis in India.
To Create and
update a data base.
appropriate preventive and control measures.
the afflicted workers when incapacitated.
Identification of the
cases of silicosis among the workmen with the help of ESI,
College of the State &
Creation of Database on
Conduct of training
programmes on Silicosis & ILO Radiographs on Pneumoconiosis
Medical Officers/Certifying Surgeons/Medical Inspectors of
doctors etc. is proposed to create awareness.
Conduct of training
programmes on Silicosis for Nurses/ Medical Assistants.