Industrial Safety Policy for Preventing Accidents in Industries

CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy has taken a key decision to bring in an industrial safety policy specifically for the prevention of industrial hazards in the state. Authorities have been directed to bring all existing regulatory systems under this policy for the safety of industries. The CM clarified that policies should be formulated to take strict action in case of violation of the rules. There should be a strong monitoring mechanism on the factories and third party inspections. He Intend to include Rs 50 lakh in compensation under the new policy if someone dies in an accident. CM Jagan on Tuesday held a high-level review at his camp office on measures to prevent industrial hazards.

While the authorities have proposed to bring in a new industrial safety policy, the Chief Minister has directed to bring all the existing regulatory systems for the safety of industries under this safety policy.

Industrial atlas should be drawn up indicating industries and industrial parks in different parts of the state.

Details of what industries are located in which areas should be included in the atlas.

Even those who want to set up industries. Details should be given to decide where to set up according to category.

Industries are required to submit Compliance Reports twice a year.

Relevant companies should present to the boards what action has been taken on these. Third party inspections should also be on these.

The regulations apply not only to industries but also to industrial parks

The monitoring mechanism should be strong.

The accident would not have happened if there were inhibitors in the Visakhapatnam gas‌ accident. This problem came about because no one was monitoring.

Failure to report compliance in Western countries carries heavy fines. But, we do not have such a situation. We too must be strict in such matters.

Those responsible for industrial accidents should be dealt with severely.

We are conducting inspections in industries across the state. We will complete these in two to three months,” officials told to CM Jagan. Other officials, including Environment Chief Special Secretary Neerab Kumar Prasad and Industries Department Special Chief Secretary Karikala Valavan, took part in the review.