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    NHRC Identifies SILICOSIS as serious issue of Human Rights Violation.

    March 11, 2007

    NHRC Identifies SILICOSIS as serious issue of Human Rights Violation. On 6th March NHRC organized reveiw of the Halth Status with refernce to its recommendations in 2005. In Public hearing on Denial to health care held at Bhopal in 2004, as member of Gujarat JSA, PTRC had made representation on Silicosis deaths among Agate workers. One of the victims MAheshbhai personally came to Bhopal for representation.Maheshbhai died of Silicosis in December, 2006. Read More »

    ANROAV Annual Conference November 4 to 7, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand

    September 19, 2006

    Role and Importance of the Grassroots OSH Movement in promotion of workers Safety in Asia

    The ANROAV Annual Conference of 2006 is dedicated to Vijay Kanhere – a renowned OSH activist and active ANROAV advisor, who passed away on June 20, 2006. Read More »

    ‘SAFETY FIRST’BLAMES THE WORKERS

    September 11, 2006

    SANJIV PANDITA
    Put on the mask – or you will die
    Take a public bus in Hong Kong and you are most likely to be exposed to countless advertisements on ‘state-of-the-art’ LCD screens that are installed on almost all the buses here. Along with the advertisements, passengers are also made to watch various public messages from different government departments.
    The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Council, a statutory body, often runs such public education messages on these buses. Messages often focus on how one should correctly use the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as the masks, goggles, helmets, or ear plugs to prevent damage to one’s body. One of the most interesting messages, that has been playing recently shows a construction worker using a pneumatic drill, who is reluctant to use the face mask. It takes an emotional twist, when that worker goes home and his wife and young son plead with him to wear the mask for their sake; from next day onwards he wears the mask.
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    A brief introduction to Vijay Kanhere

    June 22, 2006
    vijayThis is a an inroduction to vijay kanhare written by himself. Littel did we know that we would use it after his demise.
    I was born in 1951. I am the fourth child of Manorama Kanhere and Purushottam Kanhere. My mother had studied only up to the seventh standard before her marriage. My father had a post graduate degree in Sanskrit and also a law degree. He was a teacher. Read More »

    Use of any type of asbestos as a building material carries unacceptable

    May 26, 2006

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Re: “Asbestos can cause cancer, but ‘it’s cheap’,” News, May 14

    This article points out that Thailand still permits the use of white asbestos, called chrysotile, as a raw material in manufacturing. Read More »

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