Steps taken to check occupational diseases



The Ministry of Labour & Employment has made  adequate statutory provisions for safety, health and welfare of workers already exist under the Factories Act, 1948 and the Mines Act, 1952 and rules framed thereunder. The Statutes stipulate a system approach to identify, assess and prevent hazards at the workplace so as to reduce injuries and occupational diseases. Appropriate action is taken by the Inspecting Authorities including initiating prosecution cases against defaulters under the labour laws.

 

For strengthening preventive and promotive health services including occupational health services under ESI Medical Scheme, Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has taken several steps which are as under:-

 

(i)                  Action plan has been drawn for prevention of occupational diseases.

(ii)                Health check up camps are being organized at work places for identification of occupational diseases amongst ESI Workers.

(iii)       Five Occupational diseases centers have been set up by ESIC in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Indore and Mumbai.

 

State wise details of Occupational Diseases reported in factories for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010

 

State

Occupational Diseases

2008

2009

2010

Gujarat

Byssionosis

nil

nil

2

Gujarat

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

nil

nil

14

Gujarat

Asbestosis

nil

nil

21

Gujarat

Silicosis

nil

nil

14

Maharashtra

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

1

nil

nil

Kerala

Lead poisoning

1

nil

nil

Maharashtra

Occupational or contact dermatitis

11

nil

nil

Maharashtra

Nasal Septum Perforation

nil

5

nil

West Bengal

Byssionosis

nil

5

*

West Bengal

Silicosis

nil

23

*

Total

13

33

51

Source:   Data collected by DGFASLI through correspondence with Chief Inspector of Factories of States/UTs.

Information not available

 

Details of Occupational  Diseases reported from  Coal  Mines under the Mines Act, 1952.

Year State Coal Workers’ pneumoconiosis Carcinoma of Lung Carcinoma of Stomach
1994 Jharkhand 6 0 0  
1995 Jharkhand 7 0 0  
1996 Jharkhand 8 0 0  
Odisha 7 0 0  
1997 Jharkhand 3 0 0  
West Bengal 2 0 0  
1998 Jharkhand 1 0 0  
Madhya Pradesh 1 0 0  
1999 Madhya Pradesh 1 0 0  
Odisha 1 0 0
Chhattisgarh 1 0 0  
2000 Jharkhand 2 0 0  
Madhya Pradesh 4 0 0  
Andhra Pradesh 0 1 1  
2001 Andhra Pradesh 0 0 1  
2002 Jharkhand 1 0 0  
Odisha 1 0 0  
Andhra Pradesh 0 0 1  
2003 Jharkhand 2 0 0  
Odisha 1 0 0  
Madhya Pradesh 1 0 0  
2004 Jharkhand 29 0 0  
Odisha 1 0 0  
2005 Jharkhand 8 0 0  
Andhra Pradesh 0 0 1  
2006 Jharkhand 3 0 0  
Madhya Pradesh 1 0 0  
2007 Jharkhand 5 0 0  
Madhya Pradesh 1 0 0  
Andhra Pradesh 1 1 2  
2008 Andhra Pradesh 1 0 1  
2009 Andhra Pradesh 0 2 1  
2010 Odisha 1 0 0  
Andhra Pradesh 0 1 0  
2011 Odisha 2 0 0  
Jharkhand 1 0 0  
    104 5 8  

 

 

Details of Occupational  Diseases reported from   Non-Coal  Mines under the Mines Act, 1952.

Year State

Silicosis

    Stone quarry Copper Mine Zinc Mine Gold Mine Iron OreMine Uranium Mine Diamond Mine
1994 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 Jharkhand 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996 Jharkhand 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Rajasthan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1997 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 Madhya Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Rajasthan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1999 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Rajasthan 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jharkhand 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
2001 Karnataka 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2002 Jharkhand 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Rajasthan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2003 Jharkhand 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2004 Jharkhand 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2005 Rajasthan 0 0 30 0 0 0 0
Karnataka 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2006 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Karnataka 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2009 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Odisha 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total   55 3 34 6 2 22 1

 

Number of medical examinations conducted by Coal & Non-coal Mines during 2008-10

Year Coal Non-Coal
  No. of Companies No. of persons examined No. of Companies No. of persons examined
2008 7 90411 79 45805
2009 9 82619 78 29543
2010 12 140625 65 17517

 

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