Occupational health and safety in India: The need for reform

Gurumurthy Ramachandran, Panneer Sigamani

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Abstract

In light of the focus on the manufacturing sector it is important to scrutinise the existing occupational health and safety provisions in Indian law and their implementation. This article argues that the current disregard for workers' health and safety could prove costly in the long run, and any growth in manufacturing must entail a clear practicable system to ensure occupational health and safety for workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Volume49
Issue number47
StatePublished - Nov 22 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Workers
Manufacturing sector
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  • Sociology and Political Science
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Occupational health and safety in India : The need for reform. / Ramachandran, Gurumurthy; Sigamani, Panneer.

In: Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 49, No. 47, 22.11.2014, p. 26-28.

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