The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is launching its world-renowned Working Safely and Managing Safely courses in Hindi, which will help to improve workplace safety standards and save lives around the world.

IOSH will launch the translated courses during OSH India, South Asia’s largest occupational safer and health event, on 28–29 November in Mumbai.

Hindi is the primary language used for official matters in India and worldwide an estimated 260 million people speak the language.

There is a vital need for greater safety and health awareness and management in India.

According to a recent study by the Indian Institute of Technology around 48,000 people die at work in India every year, and there is particular concern for those working in the construction industry who spend significant amounts of time working at height and in hazardous environments.

Working Safely is designed to train employees to ensure that their actions contribute to safety and health in the workplace and that they clearly understand their individual responsibilities.

Managing Safely is the tried, tested and trusted market-leading health and safety course for line managers globally. IOSH and its training partners have taught more than one million people on the Managing Safelycourse in more than 50 countries.

Jonathan Nobbs, Head of Corporate Engagement at IOSH, said: “IOSH’s Working Safely and Managing Safely training courses are world-renowned and a tried and trusted way of improving the safety awareness culture within an organisation and helping workers and managers to understand their safety and health responsibilities.

“We are excited to launch these courses in Hindi at OSH India, which will allow a broader range of training providers to deliver the course and help to improve safety and health standards in the country. This will help drive our mission to create a safer and healthier world of work for everyone.” 

Jonathan Nobbs, Head of Corporate Engagement

IOSH works closely with 50 training providers in India and has 800 members in the country. In 2018, 24,000 IOSH training courses were delivered around the world in 84 different countries.

IOSH staff are available for meetings prior to the OSH India event for anyone that may wish to view the training material or receive further information.

OSH India on 28-29 November in Mumbai, India brings together international exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials on an industry platform. The show facilitates exchanges of global best practice and seeks solutions to challenges in workplace safety and health.

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