Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health

Overview

Overview

The Directorate Industrial Safety & Health (DISH) (formerly known as Factory Inspectorate) is administrative machinery set up by Govt. of Maharashtra with an objective of enforcing the Factories Act 1948 & Rules made there under so as to ensure safety, Health and Welfare of the workers employed in the factories. The officers of the department are necessarily graduates in Engineering and have industrial experience. With the growing industrialization amendment were made in the Factories Act 1948 & Rules made there under from time to time. After the Bhopal Gas Disaster major amendments were made in the Act and the Rules. The department was given the responsibility of enforcement of certain provisions of The Manufacture, Storage & Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989, The Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness & Response) Rules, 1996, Maharashtra Factories (Control of Industrial Major Accidents Hazards) Rules 2003. Considering the new role of the department as a Friend, Philosopher & Guide, the Factory Inspectorate was renamed as Directorate, Industrial Safety & Health and designation of the Inspectors were changed to Directors since June 1991.

In present Industrial scenario, new challenges have come up with MAH industries. The DISH (Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health) has decided the goal of Zero Accident. It can be achieved by effective enforcement, strengthening of department, motivating the management and participation from the management and workers. As a step, the training programs like WISE (Work Improvement in Small Enterprises) for Entrepreneurs, Officers and workers have been organized successfully with the aid of ILO experts. Also, new concepts of sport safety audits, safety at vendor’s site are being implemented.

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