Occupational safety and health are an area involved with protecting the safety, health and welfare of individuals engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety and health programs embody fostering a safe and healthy work environment. This research was to assess the existing situation of occupational health and safety within the country and what measures have been taken to check on them.
After the recommendations of the Second National Commission on Labour, the Ministry of Labour and Employment had introduced the Code, 2020. It was made to consolidate and amend the laws regulating the OSHWC of the persons employed in an establishment. It is one among 3 new labour codes that may consolidate the majority of labour legislation in India and contour labour compliance besides expanding the social security net for employees. The code not only regulates the employment of the workers but also regulates their health, safety and working conditions. It will provide the workers with wage security, social security, safety, health, and grievance redressal mechanisms.
In this article, we briefly spotlight key features of the OSH Code, 2020 together with issues & concerns that were there in the earlier Code, 2019. And we will also examine the international perspective of the ILO standards taken by the different countries for taking care of the health and working conditions of the labourers.