NLSIU’s Workshop on Chemical Industries: Environment Protection and Occupational Health and Safety of Workers

About the Workshop

Centre for Environmental Law, Education, Research and Advocacy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru in association with Ramaiah International Centre For Public Health Innovations (RICPHI), Bengaluru seeks to invite you to an Online Collaborative Workshop to be held on September 2, 2021.

The Workshop is organised under the aegis of the Three-Year Project granted by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India.

Topic: One Day Online Collaborative Workshop on Chemical Industries: Environment Protection and Occupational Health and Safety of Workers


Details the Workshop

With the rapid development of the industrial, pharmaceutical, textile, paints, petrochemical, agricultural and allied sectors, the increased reliance on chemicals has greatly escalated over time.

In this backdrop the proposed workshop would deliberate on the laws that prescribe permissible levels of exposure to chemicals for workers, the use of safety gears to be adopted while dealing with chemicals, managerial personnel responsible for the safety of workers and their responsibilities, remedial and redressal measures available if a chemical catastrophe affects one or more workers, methods of containment of chemical accidents.

The occupational health and safety legislation and policy in India especially the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 would also be discussed to examine its applicability to the workers engaged in chemical-intensive sectors and the health hazards that they are exposed.

Towards a critical consideration issues arising from the chemical waste when juxtaposed with the public health concerns, manifest the severity with which a health emergency may strike. The recent public health emergency arising out of Covid-19 has exposed the public health infrastructure to tremendous stress. Health and safety hazards posed by chemical industries require to be dealt with a precautionary approach.

This National level discussion involves stakeholders from the Central and State Ministry, Administrators and Regulators, Civil Society Organizations and others concerned.


Participation is invited from members of Industry, Academia, Regulators, Scientists, Non-Governmental Organizations, Students, etc.


  • Use of chemicals in consumer and medical devices and impact on public health.

  • Management, Handling and Disposal of chemicals and waste generated: Regulatory framework.

  • Safety of working personnel engaged in chemical intensive sectors under the Occupational Health, Safety and Working Conditions Code, 2019.

  • Disaster Management and Industrial accidents: Local and District Authorities: Administrators approach in Mitigation, Adaptation and Compensation.


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