The MoU seeks to establish a mutual collaboration that will enhance Occupational Health of workers; reduce the occurrence of work related injuries and diseases. Special focus shall be paid to precarious working conditions in the formal and informal sectors. The main focus is occupational health by establishing ‘DGFASLI-ESIC Occupational Health Training, Research & Development Centre’ (OHTRDC) at Regional Labour Institute, Faridabad followed by at other institutes located at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Kanpur. The collaboration aims at improving the quality of life through joint scientific research following other activities:-
a. Assessment of OSH challenges in all the spheres of economic activity.
b. Special activities for prevention and control of Asbestosis, Silicosis and other occupational diseases.
c. Development of training modules for different target groups.
This Memorandum comes into force from today and will remain in force for a time period of three (03) years.