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Expansion of Factory Inspectorate Service

During the 7th Plan period an Industrial Safety Training Cell was set up in the Head Quarters of this Union Territory of Puducherry to cater to the needs of the Factories located in the Union Territory of Puducherry. It has been proposed to extend the scheme by establishing separate cells in the outlaying regions of this Union Territory namely Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam as the Industrial Growth in the above areas will be very much significant in the near future. The recent amendments to the Factories Act lay emphasis on the duties of the Occupiers and workers, relating to imparting and acquiring of knowledge on Safety and Health

Hence, it is felt that constant dissemination of knowledge on safety and health through advice, education and training for the workers of all levels and managements are very much necessary and it plays a vital role in reduction of accidents and improvement of general standards of Hygiene and Health in working environment.

To give more emphasis on the health and safety of workers in hazardous process industries a separate safety monitoring cell in proposed to be set up

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