Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health

Functions of DISH

Enforcement of Acts/Rules

The following are the Acts/Rules are being enforced by Directorate of Industrial Safety & health.

  • The Factories Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963
  • The Maharashtra Factories(Control of Industrial Major Accidents Hazards) Rules, 2003
  • The Manufacture, Storage and Imports of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1996
  • The Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996

Industrial Safety

  • Issue of Licenses
  • Inspection of Factories
  • Enquiry of Factory Accidents and suggest preventive measures
  • Enquiry of Complaints and its redressal
  • To conduct the cases under the Factories Act - 1948 before the Magistrate as APP
  • Assist the District Authority in the preparation of the district off-site emergency plan
  • To work as a member secretary of crisis groups formed under the Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response)Rules, 1996
  • Recognition of Competent Persons
  • Registration of Welfare Officers

Occupational Health

  • Deputy Director (Medical) carry out the inspection of the factory.
  • Work Environment monitoring: To carry out Health Survey such as Noise, Ventilation, Air etc.
  • Age Verification: The examination and certification of young persons under Factories Act.
  • The Examination of persons engaged in Factories in such dangerous Occupations and processes.
  • Authorisation of Certifying Surgeons.
  • Recognition of First Aid Training Institute.

Other Voluntary Activities

  • To create awareness for Health & Safety amongst workers and factory management through seminars and other programs.
  • To motivate the management for formation of the Mutual Aid Response Groups.
  • To promote Schemes for safety at vendor's site.
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