Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health


The main objective of the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health is to ensure Safety, Health and Welfare of the workers in the factory, by effective enforcement of the provisions of the Factories Act and Rules made there under. It is also to ensure the protection of right of workers and to redress their grievances.

The department has objective of preventing not only the major industrial accidents, but also prevent the accidents causing permanent or partial disablement.

Another important objective of the department is to create awareness about safety amongst the management and workers by arranging seminars, workshops, training programs in co-ordination with the other social partners and industries associations.

It is also to promote the concept of Mutual Aid Response Group (MARG).

We believe that workers hands are Nation’s asset which we don’t want to lose in any case.
Finally Zero Accident is our Goal.

Acts implemented by Directorate, Industrial Safety and Health

  • Factories Act, 1948.
  • Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963.
  • Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989.
  • Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996.
  • The Employees' Compensation Act, 1923.
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