MANAGEMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

AT STATE LEVEL

 

 

Administration and enforcement of Occupational Safety Health Act primarily vested with the State Government because the instruments like policies, legislation etc. are required to be more comprehensive to take care of safety and health issues.  Apart from the Factories Act 1948, there are other legislations for providing a better work environment, safety, health and welfare facilities.

 

The act grants OSH authority, among other things, (a) to promulgate, modify and revoke safety and health standards, (b) to conduct inspections and investigations and to issue citations including proposed penalties (c) to require employees to keep records of safety and health data (d) to petition the courts to restrain imminent danger situations and (e) to approve or reject state plans for programme under the act.

 

The safety and health as workplace is governed by various statutes in the state depending on the nature of workplace, manufacturing activity and specific aspect of safety and health.  Some of the important statutes are given below:-

 

1)      The Factories Act, 1948 and the Rules framed there under (The West Bengal Factories Rules, The West Bengal Welfare Officers Rules, the West Bengal Safety Officers Rules)

 

2)      Indian Boilers Act 1923 and Rules framed thereunder.

 

3)      The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation Act, 1986 and the West Bengal Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules 1995.

 

4)      The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989.

 

5)      Dock Workers’ Safety, Health and Welfare Regulation.

 

6)      Indian Electricity Act and Rules Framed thereunder.

 

7)      Dangerous machines (Regulations) Act.

 

8)      Indian Explosive Act.

 

9)      The petroleum Act and Rules.

 

10)   Static and Mobile Pressure Vessels Rules.

 

There are different departments of Central Government and State Government entrusted with the responsibility of enforcement of these statutes.  The other organisation such as training and research institution (Regional Labour Institute, Kolkata), employers associations (Confederation of Indian Industries), employees organiastion (Trade Unions) etc. also supplement the efforts of enforcement agencies to promoting occupational safety and health in the state.

 

8.1.   Department of Factories and Boilers

 

These departments are under the Department of Labour, Government of West Bengal.  The Department of Factories is headed by the Chief Inspector of Factories and the Department of Boilers is headed by the Chief Inspector of Boilers.  Thus in the state of West Bengal the Directorate have to look after the enforcement of Factories Act, 1948.  The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989, the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 and the Payment of Weges Act 1936 and the West Bengal Payment of Wages Rules, 1965.

 

The Directorate of Boiler enforces (a) the Indian Boiler Act 1923, (b) the West Bengal Boiler Rules 1963, (c) The West Bengal Boiler Operation Engineer Rules 1960 (d) The West Bengal Boiler Attendant Rules 1958 (e) The West Bengal Economiser Rules 1958.

 

8.1.1.           Organization

 

The Department of Labour, Government of West Bengal is headed by the Principal Secretary, who is assisted by the Special Secretary, Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary.

 

The Chief Inspector of Factories is the administrative head of the Directorate of Factories.  He is assisted by other officers as shown below:

 

                                    Officers under the Chief Inspector of Factories

 

Designation

Head Quarters

Kolkata & part of 24 Parganas

Howrah

Regional Office

Joint Chief Inspector of Factories

3

-

-

-

Joint Chief Inspector of Factories (Chemical)

1

-

-

-

Joint Chief Inspector of Factories (Medical)

1

-

-

-

Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories

2

4

1

2

Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories (Chemical)

1

-

-

-

Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories (Medical)

1

-

-

-

Inspector of Factories

1

13

5

8

Inspector of Factories (Chemical)

4

-

-

-

Inspector of Factories (Medical)

6

-

-

-

Jr. Chief Inspector of Factories

-

6

2

2

Industrial Chemist

2

-

-

-

Statistician

2

-

-

-

Administrative Officer

1

-

-

-

           

The Directorate has seven branches officers situated at Barrackpore, Serampore, Kalyani, Asansol, Durgapur, Jalpaiguri and Haldia.

 

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE DIRECTORATE OF BOILERS

 

The Directorate of Boilers of West Bengal is an important department to ensure safety to human life and property through sound manufacturing practice, Safe operation and proper maintenance of the Boiler by applications of the provisions of the Indian Boilers Act, 1923 and the regulations made thereunder.  The following rules have been framed by the State Government under Act.

 

(i)          The West Bengal Boiler Rules, 1963.

(ii)        The West Bengal Operation Engineer Rules, 1960.

(iii)      The West Bengal Boiler Attendant Rules, 1958.

(iv)       The West Bengal Economizer Rules 1958.

 

 

OFFICERS AND AREAS COVERED

 

In order to exercise effective control over manufacture and erection and to ensure periodical inspection of Boilers in different parts of the State, apart from its Head Office three branch offices headed by one Deputy Chief Inspector of Boilers are functioning at Durgapur, Sitarampur and Malda.

 

 

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

 

The department is headed by Chief Inspector of Boilers and supported by 3 Jt. Chief Inspector of Boilers three branch offices.  These three Jt. Chief Inspector of Boilers are assisted by 3 Deputy Chief Inspector of Boilers who are heading the three branch offices at Durgapur, Sitarampur and Malda.  The administrative structure of the Directorate of Boilers is given below:


 

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


        

Head Office

 
 

 

 


Supdt. Testing Laboatory

 

Inspector of Boilers (HQ)

 

Deputy Chief Inspector of Boilers (HQ)

 

Deputy Chief Inspector of Boilers (Branch)

 
                               

 

 

                                                                                                           

 

 

 


                             

Inspecting Officer Training)

Welding Instructor of

Welders’ Training

Centre

 

 

Inspecting Officers (Radiology & Testing, Metallurgy & Testing), Sr. Scientific Asstt. of Testing Laboratory

 

Inspector of Boilers (Branch)

 
                             

 

                                                                       

                             

 

 

 

 

 

INSPECTION ACTIVITIES

 

INSPECTION ACTIVITIES ON NEW PROJECT

 

Safety is ensured at the manufacturing stages of the Boilers by applications of the Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950 (as amended up-to-date) and different National and International Codes.  For application of the safe operation and maintenance of the Boilers, the different project works for Boiler Installation are performed under the supervision of the Inspecting Officers of the Directorate.  10 such activities which are either computed or in progress are performed by the during the year 2000.

 

INSPECTION ACTIVITIES FOR THE BOILERS IN USE

 

The boilers and economizers were inspected for renewal of certificates and permission was granted for use for further periods.  If found defective, repairs were recommended and fitness certificates are issued after completion of repairs.  Details of such inspection during the year 2000 are given below:

 

No. of Boilers inspected                                        -                       1870

No. of Economizers inspected                             -                         120

No. of  Boilers certified                                          -                       1401

No. of economizer certified                                   -                           93

No. of Boilers recommended for repairs             -                         469

No. of economizer recommended for repair       -                           27

 

EXEMPTION

 

The boilers and economizers are normally granted certificates, for further use for a definite period.  Sometimes it required, permission is granted to run beyond the certificate period to meet public interest particularly in power sector.  While granting exemption, due consideration is given to safety by assessment of age, quality of feed water, different control arrangements and record of past performance.  22 such boilers are granted exemption during the year 2000.

 

 

Testing Laboratory

 

The testing laboratory under the Directorate of Boilers, West Bengal is conducting the different tests as per the requirements of Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950 for boiler parts and other ancillaries.  It also conducts welders’ qualification tests for welders to the engaged in high pressure welder welding jobs.  Both distribution and non-destruction tests are carried out by the laboratory.  Apart from the routine tests it witnessed the tests conducted by the international inspection agencies like Lloyds Register of Shipping, Bureau  Varitas etc.  This laboratory not only renders its service to the Directorate of West Bengal but also to the similar authorities of other tests.  The testing facilities available in the laboratory are listed below:

 

1)            Mechanical testing

2)            Chemical testing

3)            Metallagraphy

4)            X-ray and Gamma-Ray Radiography

5)            Ultrasonic and Magnetic Partial testing

6)            Welders Certification

7)            Workshop


 

DISTRIBUTION OF STRENGTH AS PER ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENT

 

 

OFFICERS AND AREAS COVERED

 

The Directorate of Factories for the State of West Bengal apart from his Headquarters Kolkata has seven branch officers situated at Barrackpore, Sreerampur, Kalyani, Asansol, Durgapur, Jalpaiguri and Haldia.  Each branch officers are headed by Inspector of Factories and is assisted by Jr. Inspectors for the enforcement of statutes.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

The different activities undertaken by the department are given below:-

 

ENFORCEMENT

 

The Directorate enforces provisions contained in the following status:-

 

a)                 The Factories Act, 1948 and Rules Framed there under (The West Bengal Factories Rules, the West Bengal Welfare Officers Rules, the West Bengal Safety Officers Rules etc.)

 

b)                 The payment of Wage Act 1936 and the West Bengal payment of Wage Rules 1965.

 

c)                  The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and the West Bengal Maternity Benefit Rules, 1965.

 

d)                 The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989.

 

e)                 In Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 and the West Bengal Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules, 1995.

 

Activities of the Directorate of Factories are primarily aimed at establishing a safe and healthy work environment in factories with the elimination of every possible accident.  Occupational diseases and industrial disasters in and around the factory premise.  Ensuring welfare of the workers in factories is also a major concern of this Directorate.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

The Directorate of Factories, West Bengal conducts a number of Seminars, meetings, in-plant safety training/orientation courses/symposium for increasing safety and health awareness amongst various target group from factories.  Seminars and workshops are also organized to find out a practicable solutions on safety and health problems.  Four such seminar/workshop was conducted during the year 2000 when twenty five in plant training programme/symposium/orientation course was conducted.

 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORK

 

The Directorate of Factories of West Bengal conducts multidisciplinary studies on safety and health problems in factories.  For this work a Research and development wing has been formed.  This wing has four cells namely chemical cell, Medical cell, Industrial Hygiene Cell and Research statistics cell. The major activities of the cells during the year under review are outlined below:

 

Chemical Cell

 

The chemical cell of the Directorate undertakes thorough inspection of chemical factories and suggests remedial measures to prevent and control chemical hazards lime fire, explosion and toxic release arising out of industrial activities and affecting plant personnel, outside population and general environment.

 

During the year 2000, the officers of the cell paid 497 visits in 255 factories.  The cell has also identified a Major Accident Hazard Factories and deal with 84 on site emergency plans submitted by different factories engaged in hazardous process.

 

Medical Cell

 

The Medical Cell undertake projects during the year to assess the occupational hazards associated writs handling, storage and use of lead, silica, chlorine manganese, asbestos etc.  1617 workers who were employed in dangerous operations  and hazardous process were examined medically during the year 2000.

 

Industrial Hygiene Cell

 

The main activity of the cell is to undertake safety and occupational health surveys in factories all over the state as per provision of section 91A of Factories Act, 1948.  The work is devoted to anticipation, recognition evaluation and control of environment of factors or stresses arising from the workplace inside factories to which the workers are exposed.

 

The cell during the year 2000 conducted 79 multidirectional surveys/studies in different factories involving a total number of 5925 workers.  The cell conducted 17 surveys in the work environment at different factories for assessment of levels of air-borne concentration of nine toxic chemicals and four toxic and hazardous dust.  In about 50% of the cases the airborne concentration of such chemicals and dust exceeded the permissible exposure limit prescribed under the National and International standards.  58 surveys were conducted for assessment of physical stress parameters.  During this survey it was found physical stress parameters noise level exceeded the permissible limit while illumination level and air velocity were below the minimize recommended values in almost all the cases.

 

 

Inspection Activities

 

The state of West Bengal has 11,949 number of registered factories out of which 4054 factories were visited by the officers of this Directorate.

 

                     No. of visits to factories by the Inspector (1998-2001)

 

Year

Registered Factories

Non-Registered Factories

Non-Amendable Factories

Total

U/S 2(m)

U/S 85

U/S 2(m)

U/S 85

 

 

1998

3469

148

466

121

223

4427

1999

3454

149

540

120

228

4551

2000

3240

126

452

112

217

4147

2001

3134

144

492

114

169

4054

 

Amongst 11,949 registered factories 10,676 factories are registered under section 2(m) (i) while 154 under 2(m) (i) and 1,119 factories notified under section 85 of Factories Act 1948 during the year 2000.

 

Prosecutions and Conviction

 

Under section 92 of the Factories Act 1948 the Directorate of Factories of West Bengal has instituted total 226 prosecution cases for validation of various provisions of the Acts and rules framed thereunder during the year 2000.  Total 97 factories were prosecuted and total number of conviction attained were 125.  Out 228 prosecution cases 87 nos. is about 40% of the total were due to violation of safety provisions.  Total amount Rs. 6,85,300/- were collected against the 125 number of conviction.

 

ACTIVITIES OF LABOUR DIRECTORATE

 

The office of the Labour Directorate is one of the most important office under Government of West Bengal.  There are total 49 officers of the Labour Directorate in West Bengal.  This comprises with 47 offices and two State Labour Institutes.   The main objective of the department to:

 

1)     Look after the welfare of the workers.

2)     See that the facilities as per various statutes are mode available to the workers.

3)     Look after the labour dispute and industrial relations.

4)     Register the trade unions.

5)     See functioning of various committees formed for the workers engaged the different occupations.

6)     See the functioning of the welfare boards

7)     Carry out inspections, prosecutions and convictions for the violation the provisions of various acts enforced by the Labour  Commissioner.

8)     Implement formation schemes for workers working in different occupations.

9)     Implement group insurance scheme.

 

Organization structure and officers and areas covered

 

This Directorate is headed by Chief Labour Commissioner and was assisted with 5 Additional Labour Commissioner who are sitting at Kolkata.  There were 6 Joint Labour Commissioner who also officiates in Kolkata except one having office at Siliguri.  There are 22 Deputy Labour Commissioner having 11 officers throughout the State rest are all the officers of 115 Asstt. Labour Commissioner.

 

Activities

 

The major activities of this department is to see the welfare of the labour working in all the occupations in the state.  The activities include enforcement of the following acts:

 

(i)          The trade union Act, 1926.

(ii)        The payment of Wages Act, 1936

 

 

Inspections, Prosecutions and Convictions

 

The department enforces various acts for the welfare of people engaged in various occupations.  The details of the inspections made under each act number of prosecutions and no. of cases disposed by the court by conviction during the year 2000.

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Acts

No. of Inspections

No. of Prosecutions

No. of Convictions

1.

The Payment of Wages Act 1936

3106

66

128

2.

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

23456

503

299

3.

The Plantations Labour Act 1951

129

151

57

4.

The Motor Transport Workers Act 1961

3958

54

47

5.

The West Bengal Shops and Establishment Act 1963

168441

13472

11103

6.

The Benefit & Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment Act, 1966)

3875

38

12

7.

The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970

3850

135

34

8.

The West Bengal Workmen’s House Rent Allowance Act 1974

812

NIL

NIL

9.

The Equal Remuneration act 1976

2563

NIL

1

10.

The Sales Promotion Employees (Condition of service) Act 1976

32

NIL

NIL

11.

The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act 1979

952

7

NIL

12.

The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act 1986

14020

2

3

 

Apart from the above acts and their enforcement, the activities on the other acts are as follows:

 

         The Trade Union Act 1926

 

         The No. of application handled during the year – 1030

         The no. of Trade Unions registered during the year – 352

 

 

A total number of 21 court cases regarding mostly inter union and inter union rivalry and some regarding the recognition of trade unions were handled during the year.  Among those only 10 cases were disposed of and 11 remain pending at the end of the year.

 

 

DIRECTORATE OF ELECTRICITY

 

The Indian Electricity Act 1910 lays down the law relating to “The Supply and use of electrical energy is Indian and Regulates the procedures for grant of license to Electrical undertakings prescribing obligation in respect of execution of works and delivering supplies and regulates the relations between the licenses and the consumers.

 

To enforce Indian Electricity Act, 1910 and rules framed thereunder, Directorate of Electricity, Govt. of West Bengal has set up 14 offices in the State.  The Inspectors of the Directorate conducts inspection, investigate electrical accidents and file court case 882 and 950 inspections were carried out during 2001 and 2002 respectively.  No. of electrical accidents occurred in the state were 102 and 89 during 2001 and 2002. all the electrical accidents were investigated.

 

WEST BENGAL POLLUTION CONTROL

 

West Bengal Pollution Control Board has been constituted either representative of the Government, local bodies, technical and scientific community the representative of the State Controlled Co-operatives.  Principal Secretary, Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal is the Chairman of the Committee.  The constitution of the members of the Board is follows:

 

Chairman

Representatives of the Government:

·               Secretary, Deptt. of Environment or his nominee

·               Secretary, Deptt. of Commerce & Industries or his nominee

·               Secretary, Deptt. of Science & Technology or his nominee

·               Secretary, Deptt. of Transport or his nominee

·               Chief Inspector of Factories

 

Representatives of the Local Authorities:

 

·        Mayor, Calcutta Municipal Corporation

·        Mayor, Howrah Municipal Corporation

·        Mayor, Durgapur Municipal Corporation

·        Chairperson, Haldia Municipality

·        Chairperson, Bhadreswar Municipality

 

Representatives of the Technical & Scientific Community:

 

·        Ex Head of Dept., ENT, Calcutta Medical College

·        Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Jadavpur University 

·        Deptt. of Metallurgy, Bengal Engineering College

 

Representatives of the State Controlled Co-operatives:

 

·        Managing Director, West Bengal Forest Development Corporation

·        Managing Director, Calcutta State Transport Corporation

 

Member Secretary:

 

B.E. (Civil), IIT-Roorkee
Masters (Economics), University of Manchester, UK.

The Regional Offices of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board are given below:

 

Name

Address / Phone Number

Jurisdiction

Regional Office - I

10, Camac Street (2nd Floor)
Calcutta - 700017
Tel/Fax : 2823402

A.  CMC WARD NOS: 21 - 28, 36 - 55, 59 - 88, 90 - 93, 105 - 107,133 - 141
B.  Area Under Calcutta Port Trust within CMC.
C.  Area Under Fort William within CMC

Regional Office - II

Paribesh Bhavan, 
10A, Block-LA
Sector - III, Salt Lake City
Calcutta-700 091
Tel : 335 3913

A.  CMC WARD NOS: 1 - 20, 29 - 35, 56 - 58, 108 - 109.
B.  24 PGS(SOUTH) POLICE STATIONS - Sonarpur, Baraipur and Bhangar.
C.  All the Police Stations of
Bidhannagar, Lake Town,
Barahanagar, Airport, Dum Dum, Rajarhat, Nimta and Minakha I & II blocks of 24 Pgs (N).

24 Pgs(S) Regional Office

Bhawani Bhavan , Alipur 
Calcutta - 700 027
Tel/Fax : 4790298

A.  CMC WARD NOS: 89, 94 - 104, 110 - 132.
B.  24 PGS(SOUTH) POLICE STATIONS - Thakurpukur, Metiaburuz, Regent Park,  Maheshtala, Budge Budge, Bishnupur, Canning, Gosaba, Basanti, Jaynagar and Kulti.
C.Diamond Harbour Sub-Divn.

Howrah Regional
Office

Bhawani Bhawan, Alipur, 
Calcutta - 700027
Tel/Fax : 479 9212

District of Howrah 

Durgapur Regional Office

Commercial Estate, 
City Centre ,Durgapur, Burdwan. Tel : (03 43) 546708

Districts of Burdwan, Bankura, Birbhum and Purulia

Kankinara Regional
Office

Panpur More
Kalyani Express Way
P. O. - Narayanpur

The entire district of Murshidabad, Nadia and 24 Pgs (N) excepting areas of all the Police Stations of Bidhannagar, Lake Town, Barahanagar, Airport, Dum Dum, Rajarhat, Nimta and Minkha I & II blocks of 24 Pgs (N).

Haldia Regional 
Office

Super Market Building,
Durgachawk,Haldia, Midnapore. Tel : (03224) 74190.

District of Midnapore

Siliguri Regional
Office

Rama House,19/176, Patel Road Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri.Darjeeling - 734403
Tel : (0353) 512200

Districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbihar, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda.

Hooghly Regional
Office

Himalaya Bhavan
Dankuni, Delhi Road
Hooghly
Tel : 659 0957

District of Hooghly.

Asansol Sub Regional Office

(This office will work under the Regional Office of Durgapur and cover specific areas)

60, G. T. Road
Ghanty Mansion (2nd Floor),
Asansol 713 301

Asansol Sub Division of Burdwan District and the District of Purulia

           

As per provisions of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 all new intending projects (Developmental & Industrial) required to obtain "Consent to Establish"(popularly termed as NOC) from State Pollution Control Board. Depending upon the pollution and hazard potential of industrial activities, the industries are categorized as special red, ordinary red, orange and green.  There are sitting restrictions for special red, ordinary red and orange category of industries.

 

Some of the important information and documents required to be submitted along with the application form are as follows.

 

Information

 

1.      List of raw materials consumed (with quantity) and products (with quantity) per day.

2.      Process flow chart and details.

3.      Amount of water and different type of fuels per day.

4.      Quantity of liquid wastes generated per day and its characteristics.

5.      Expected quantity and characteristics of gaseous emissions (fuel burning and process)

6.      Expected quantity of solid wastes generated including hazardous solid waste.

 

Proposal for controlling/ treatment of liquid, solid and gaseous emissions.

 

Running units and the units starting operation after establishing as per NOC issued by the Board have to apply for consent to operate. The Board, considering compliance of environmental laws by the industry issues a letter of consent to the industry allowing it to continue it's operation. The consent is normally granted for five years for green category, three years for Orange category, two years for Red category and one year for Specified Industries.


                                                                 (A) Liquid

SL.No

       Parameter

Standards 

Inland surface water 

  Public sewers

Land of irrigation

Marine/coastal areas

(a)                     (b)              (c)                         (d)

1.

Colour and odour

remove as far as practicable

 

2.

Suspended solids mg/l. max.

100

600

200

(a) For process waste water 100
(b) For cooling water effluent 10% above total suspended matter of influent.

3.

Particle size of suspended solids

shall pass 850 micron IS Sieve

 

 

(a)Floatable solids, max. 3mm.
(b)Settable solids (max 850 micron)

4.

pH value

5.5. to 9.0

5.5 to 9.0

5.5 to 9.0

5.5 to 9.0

5.

Temperature

shall not exceed
5
0C above the receiving water temperature

 

 

shall not exceed 50C above the receiving water temperature

6.

Oil and grease, mg./l, max.

10

20

10

20

7.

Total residual chlorine, mg/l. max.

1.0

 

 

1.0

8.

Ammonical nitrogen (as N.) mg/l max

50

50

 

50

9.

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (as NH3) mg/l. max

100

 

 

100

10.

Free ammonia (as NH3), mg/l.max

5.0

 

 

5.0

11.

Biochemical oxygen demand (3 days at 270C), mg/l. max.

30

350

100

100

12.

Chemical oxygen demand, mg/l, max.

250

 

 

250

13.

Arsenic (as As) mg/l, max.

0.2

0.2

0.2


0.2

14.

Mercury (As Hg), mg/l, max.

0.01

0.01

 

0.01

15.

Lead (as Pb) mg/l, max

0.1

1.0

 

2.0

16.

Cadmium  (as Cd) mg/l. max 

2.0

1.0

 

2.0

17.

Hexavalent chro- mium (as Cr. +6). mg/l, max

0.1

2.0

 

1.0

18.

Total Chromium (as Cr) mg/l, max

2.0

2.0

 

2.0

19.

Copper (as Cu) mg/l, max

3.0

3.0

 

3.0

20.

Zinc (as Zn) mg/l, max

5.0

15

 

15

21.

Selenium (as Se) mg/l, max

0.05

0.05

 

0.05

22.

Nickel (as Ni) mg/l, max

3.0

3.0

 

5.0

23.

Cyanide (as CN) mg/l, max

0.2

2.0

0.2

0.2

24.

Fluoride (as F) mg/l, max

2.0

15

 

15

25.

Dissolved phosphates (as P) mg/l, max

5.0

 

 

 

26.

Sulfide (as S) mg/l, max

2.0

 

 

5.0

27.

Phenolic compounds (as C6H5OH) mg/l, max

1.0

5.0

 

5.0

28.

Radioactive materials:
(a)Alfa emitters microcurie/ml, max.
(b)Beta emitters micro curie/ml,max.



10-7

10-6



10-7

10-6



10-8

10-7



10-7

10-6

29

Bio-assay test

90% Survival of fish after 96 hours in 100% effluent

90% survival of fish after 96 hours in 100% effluent

 90% survival of fish after 96 hours in 100% effluent

 90% survival of fish after 96 hours in 100% effluent

30.

Manganese (as Mn)

2 mg/l

2 mg/l

 

2 mg/l

31.

Iron (as Fe)

3 mg/l

3 mg/l

 

3 mg/l

32.

Vanadium (as V)

0.2 mg/l

0.2 mg/l

 

0.2 mg/l

33.

Nitrate Nitrogen

10 mg/l

 

 

20 mg/l


(B) NOISE

(i) General

Area
Code

Category of Area

     Limit in dB(A) Leq. 

Day Time

Night Time

A.

Industrial area

75

70

B.

Commercial area

65

55

C.

Residential area

55

45

D.

Silence zone

50

40

Note-1         Day time is reckoned in between 6 a.m. And 9 p.m.

                        Note-2         Night time is reckoned in between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Note-3         Silence zone is defined as areas upto 100 meters around such premises as hospital, educational institutions and courts. The silence zones are to be declared by the Competent  Authority.

Note-4         Mixed categories of areas should be declared as "one of the four above mentioned categories by the Competent Authority and the corresponding standard shall apply.

 

(ii) Generator Set run with Petrol or Kerosene

 

 

Effective From

September 1, 2001

September 1, 2000

Sound power Level

L-wa

90 dBA

86 dBA

 

(iii) Vehicles (with effect from the 1st January, 2003)

 

The following noise limits for vehicles shall be applicable from 1st day of January, 2003. The test method to be followed shall be IS:3028-1998.

 

Sl. No.

Type of vehicle

Noise Limits from 1st January,2003, dB(A)

01.

Two Wheeler

Displacement upto 80 cm3

Displacement more than

80cm3 but upto 175 cm3

Displacement more than 175

cm3

75

77

80

02.

Three Wheeler

Displacement upto 175 cm3

Displacement more than 175

cm3

77

80

03.

Passenger Car

75

04.

Passenger or Commercial Vehicle

Gross vehicle weight upto 4

Tonne

Gross vehicle weight more than 4

tonne but upto 12 tonne

Gross vehicle weight more than

12 tonne

77

80

82

 

The existing limits on pass-by noise shall continue with the test method IS 3028-1998 till 1st January, 2003.


(C) AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS 

 

Pollutants

Time weighted
average

Concentration in ambient air

Method of measurement

Industrial
Area

Residential
Area

Sensitive of Rural 
& other Areas

1

2

3

4

5

6

Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

Annual Average
24 hours

80 µg/m3
120 µg/m3

60 µg/m3
80 µg/m3

15 µg/m3
30 µg/m3

1.Improved West and 
 Geake method

Oxides of Nitrogen 
as NO2

Annual Average


24 hours

80 µg/m3



120µg/m3

60 µg/m3



80 µg/m3

15 µg/m3



30 µg/m3

1. Ultraviolet fluorescence
2. Jacob & Hochheiser
modified(NaArsenite)Method
3. Gas Phase Chemiluminescence

Suspended Particulate
Matter(SPM)

Annual Average

24 hours

360 µg/m3


500 µg/m3

140 µg/m3


200 µg/m3

70 µg/m3


100 µg/m3

High Volume sampling 
(Average flow rate not less
than 1.1 m3/minute)

Respirable Particulate
matter (size less than 
10 um)(RPM)

Annual Average
24 hours

120 µg/m3
150 µg/m3

60 µg/m3
100 µg/m3

50 µg/m3
75 µg/m3

Resopirable particulate 
matter sampler

Lead(Pb)

Annual Average 24 hours

1.0 µg/m3
1.5µg/m3

0.75 µg/m3

1.00 µg/m3

0.50 µg/m3

0.75 µg/m3

AAS Method after sampling
using EPM 2000 or equivalent Filter paper

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

8 hours
1 hour

5.0 µg/m3
10.0 µg/m3

2.0 µg/m3
4.0 µg/m3

1.0 µg/m3
2.0 µg/m3

Non dispersive infrared 
spectroscopy

bullet.gif (1653 bytes)    Annual Arithmetic mean of minimum 104 measurements in a year taken twice a week 24 hourly at uniform interval.

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Note :

1.            National Ambient Air Quality Standard: The levels of air quality with an, adequate margin of safety,to protect the public health, vegetation and property.

2.            Whenever  and wherever two consecutive values exceeds the limit specified above for the respective category, it would be considered adequate reason to institute regular/continuous monitoring and further investigations.

The State Government/State Board shall notify the sensitive and other areas in the respective state within a period of six  months from the date of Notification of National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT CELL

 

Authorisation for Hazardous waste: The Government of India published Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules in the year 1989 and amended it in January 2000. According to the amended version of the said Rule, any Industrial activity defined by the following criteria shall have to obtain authorization from the Board.

 

1.                  Industrial activities involving process(es) generating Hazardous Waste as per schedule 1 of the said amended Rule

2.                  Activities generating waste substances with concentration limits as per schedule 2 of the said amended Rule

3.                  Activities importing and/or exporting wastes as per schedule 3 of the said amended Rule

Prescribed form for application for authorisation for collection / reception / treatment/  transport/storage/ disposal of hazardous waste is available at the Hazardous Waste Management cell of the Board at its Head Office or may be downloaded clicking here.

 

LIST OF REGISTERED HAZARDOUS WASTE REPROCESSING UNITS IN WEST BENGAL

 

Name of the Hazardous Waste reprocessing units in West Bengal registered by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India

 

Sl. No.

Name & Address of the Unit

Nature of hazardous waste to be recycled

Registration valid upto

 

1.

M/s. Azad Metal Works, 158-B, Picnic Garden Road, Kolkata - 700 039.

Used lead acid battery scraps 300 MTA

27.10.2003

 

2.

M/s Bijay Metal Works, 76, Canal Circular Road, Kolkata-700054

Used lead acid battery scraps 96 MTA

7.11.2003

 

3.

M/s. Jai Shambo Metal Co., 158, Picnic Garden Road, P.O.Tilijala, Kolkata –39.

Used lead acid battery scrap 290 MTA

7.11.2003

 

4.

M/s. Kashi Metal Works, 158, Picnic Garden Road, P.O. Tiljala, Kolkata - 39

Used lead acid battery scraps 300 MTA

7.11.2003

 

5.

M/s. National Metal Works, 158, Picnic Garden Road, P.O Tilijala, Kolkata - 39.

Used lead acid battery scrap 150 MTA

27.10.2003

 

6.

M/s. Panchwati Metal Works, B-8-C/H/8, Jagodyan Lane, P.O. Kankurgachi, Kolkatta - 54.

Used lead acid battery scrap 140 MTA

07.11.2003

 

7.

M/s. Raj Finoxides (P) Ltd., Village Kharial, P.O. - DCC, Distt. Hoogly, Pin - 712 310

Used lead acid battery scrap/lead scrap 1440 TPA

27.10.2003

 

8.

M/s. Ram Dular and Brothers, 158, Picnic Garden Road, P.O. Tilijala, Kolkata -39.

Used lead acid battery scrap 150 MTA

27.10.2003

 

9.

M/s. Rama Shankar Daya Shankar, 8-C/H/17, Jagodyan Lane, P.O. Kankurgachi, Kolkata - 54.

Used lead acid battery scrap 150 MTA

07.11.2003

10.

M/s. Samata Metal Industries, 76, Canal Circular Road, Kolkata-700054

Used lead acid battery scrap 60 MTA

07.11.2003

11.

M/s. Shiv Shakti Metal Works, 158, Picnic Garden Road, Tilijala, Kolkata -39.

Used lead acid battery scrap 260 MTA

27.10.2003

12.

M/s. Shiv Shankar Metal Works, 158, Picnic Garden Road, P.O. Tiljala, Kolkata -39.

Used lead acid battery scrap 150 MTA

07.11.2003

13.

M/s. Shree Ganesh Metal Works, 158, Picnic Garden Road, P.O. Tiljala, Kolkata-39.

Used lead acid battery scrap 150 MTA

07.11.2003

14.

M/s. Singh Metal Company, 158, Picnic Garden Road, P.O. Tilijala, Kolkata - 39.

Used lead acid battery scrap 150 MTA

27.10.2003

15.

M/s. Tarak Metal Industries, 76, Canal Circular Road, Kolkata -700054.

Used lead acid battery scrap 108 MTA

07.11.2003

16.

Bristol Petroleum Pvt. Ltd., 26/5/D-, A.M. Ghosh Road, Budge-Budge, 24 Pg (S)

Used/Waste oil 370 KLA

08.10.2003

17.

Vermillion Petrochem (P) Ltd., 28/3, Salkia School Road, Howrah,-711 106.

Used oil -1000 KLA

17.10.2003

18.

J.G. Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., 34-A, Metcalfe Street, 3rd Floor, Flat 3-F, Calcutta,

Zinc Metal Scrap & Zinc Dross – 1200 TPA

01.01.2004

19.

Metacon Industries, P-153, Beneras Road, Howrah,

cAsh 1000 MTA

03.06.2003

20.

R.K. Industries, Vill. Ramdiha, P.O. Aswinkota, Kotalpur, Bankura,

Zinc dross, Zinc ash, Zinc dust, Zinc skimmings & Zinc scrap – 900 MTA

14.03.2004

21.

Salts & Chemicals Private Limited, P.O. Sugandha, Hooghly – 712 102

Zinc ash – 10 TPA

06.01.2005

22.

Cross Point Chemical Industries P.O. Sugandha, Hooghly – 712 102

Zinc ash – 400 MTA

30.12.2004

23.

Bachhelal Metal Industries, 22 G, Shib Krishna Daw Lane

Used Lead Acid Battery Scrap - 360 MTA

19.12.2003

24.

Shri Vishnu Industries, Jalan Industrial Complex, Biprannapara, Howrah

Zinc Ash/Skimmings/Scrap/Dross - 1800 TPA

04.12.2004

 

INSPECTORATE DOCK SAFETY, KOLKATA

 

The Inspectorate Dock Safety, Kolkata is a sub ordinate office of the  Chief Inspector  of Dock Safety.  The Inspectorate Dock Safety, Kolkata is also the Regional Head Office of Inspectorate Dock Safety, Paradip and Inspectorate Dock Safety, Visakhapatnam.  The Inspectorate is responsible for the Administration of Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, 1986 that came into force on the 15-04-1987 and the Regulations (Dock Workers’ Safety, Health  and Welfare Regulation, 1990) framed thereunder.

 

As per Schedule 5 of MSIH Rules, 1989, the Chief Inspector Dock Safety under the  Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, 1986, is the concerned authority for enforcement of directions and procedures in respect of the isolated storages dealing with hazardous chemicals and pipe lines inside a port.  The Amendment Rules 1994 further provide the concerned authority to undertake the following activities:

 

1.      Inspection of the Industrial Activity at least once in a calendar year.

 

2.      Preparation of Annual Report on the compliance of the Rules.

 

3.      After full analysis of the accident, the requisite information is to be complied and sent within 90 days to the Ministry of Environment and forces through Ministry of Labour.

 

4.      Approval of written report on the notification of the site within 60 days from the date of receipt of report and issue of notice under Rule 19 on the contraventions of the provisions of the Act or the Rules after consideration of the report.

 

5.      Preparation of safety report by the occupier in consultation with the Chief Inspector of Dock Safety within one year from the commencement of the Amendment Rules 1994.

 

6.      Scrutiny of Safety Audit report submitted by the occupier and issue of improvement notice if deemed fit within 45 days after submission of the said report.

 

7.      Ensuring rehearsal/mock drill of the on-site emergency plan to be conducted at least once in a period 6 months.

 

Ensuring rehearsal/mock drill of the off-site emergency plan to be conducted at least once in a calendar year.

 

Inspections

 

One of the principal activities of the Inspectorate Dock Safety is the inspection of  Ship, gears, and docks in Kolkata Port (Netaji Subhas Dock, Khidderpur Dock, Haldia Dock complex) to determine the extent of compliance of the Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Regulations 1990.  Details of the inspection carried out during 2001-2002 are given below:

        

Ship Inspection

218

Dock Inspection

168

Gear Inspection

218

Mobile Crane

018

  Total

570

 

In addition to the above, the inspectors during their routine dock inspections also inspected the health and welfare measures, canteens, first-aid centre and ambulance room.  The inspectors have also held enquiries into causes of accidents and dangers occurrences resulting from collapse or failure of lifting appliances, loose gear, transport equipment etc. and for non-compliance with any of the provisions of the act or regulations.  48 investigations of accidents/dangerous occurrences were carried out during the 2001-2002.

 

Further, the inspectors carried out inspection visits following complaints received from dock workers.  15 complaints were attended by the officers during the year 2001-2002.  They also visited the listing establishments and witnessed the tests carried out by the competent persons to determine the quality of work done by them in carrying out testing and examination of lifting appliances, loose gears and wire ropes as required under regulations.  The inspector also rendered technical advice to the port authorities, Dock Labour Board and other users of the port on various aspects of Safety, Health and Welfare of Dock Workers, personal protective equipment and testing and examination of lifting appliances and loose gear etc.

 

Prosecutions

 

Based on the findings and recommendations of the enquires into the causes of accidents and dangerous occurrences held by the inspectors prosecutions were  launched against the agencies responsible for non-compliance of the statutory provisions.  Every care is exercised to pursue the policy obtaining the compliance with statutory provisions guidance and co-operation.  Inspectorate Dock Safety, Kolkata launched 1 prosecution case during 2001-2002.  Total pending cases at the end of the year were 3.

 

Training  Activities

 

Inspectorate Dock Safety, Kolkata conducted 10 training programmes during 2001-2002 on various aspects of Safety in dock work for the benefit of 1639 participants of middle management personnel, technicians, supervisors, crane operators and which operators and other dock workers from various organizations such as Port Trusts, Dock Labour Board and Stevedoring companies etc.  These training programmes were conducted in either English or the regional languages as follows:

 

Sl. No.

Title

Duration

No. of Programme

No. of Participants

Language

1.

Safety in Container Handling

1 Day

1

18

English/Hindi/ Bengali

2.

Safety in Cargo Handling

1 Day

4

65

English/Hindi/ Bengali

3.

Safety in Derriks/Cranes

1 Day

1

7

English/Hindi

4.

Occupational Safety and Health

1 Day

3

27

English/Hindi

5.

Provision of Dock Workers (S. H. & W.) Regulations 1990

1 Day

1

5

English/Hindi

 

Safety Committees

 

Regulations 114 of the Dock Workers’ (Safety, Health  and Welfare) Regulation, 1990 provides for the consultation of Safety Committees at every port.  Accordingly, Kolkata Port authorities have constituted two Safety Committees, one for Kolkata and another for Haldia Dock Complex.  The  Committees are headed by the Deputy Chairman.  The Safety Committee for Kolkata comprised of 23 members and the same for Haldia comprised of 26 members from Kolkata Port, Stevedores Association, Steamer Agent Association, Worker representatives, Association of Ship Industries in Kolkata.  The members met 12 occasion during the period 2001-2003 to discuss Occupational, Safety and Health matters of Kolkata Port.  Further, the Committee organizes Safety Week at Kolkata as well as in Haldia.

 

NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION

 

Loss Prevention Association of India Ltd, Kolkatta

 

Loss Prevention Association of India Ltd, Kolkata with its headquarters at Mumbai is a non-profit safety promotional organization supported and funded by the nationalized general insurance companies.  LPA, Kolkata office started its functioning since April, 1980.  LPA uses the mass media to create an awareness on safety among different target segments such industry, schools, public place, homes etc.

 

LPA has developed safety training programmes on different modules to cater the need of the personnel at various levels in an organization.  It also organizes workshops, conference and seminars on different aspects of safety and loss prevention.  LPA also provides risk management, consultancy and advisory services for diverse types of industries.  It also undertakes major fire loss investigation.  Apart from this LPA also undertake inspection and certification of fire protection systems as per the guidelines of Tariff Advisory Committee.  The association also provides a technical library to render services for member organizations.  It also produces video films, safety journals, road safety digest safety posters etc. as a part of safety awareness programme.

 

During the 2000-2002, LPA organized the following Seminars in Kolkata.

Sl. No.

Title of the Seminar

Date

No. of Participants

1.

Fire Safety in Buildings

21-07-2000

78

2.

Observation of Global Ozone Day

16-09-2000

30

3.

Ergonomics & Occupational Safety

22-03-2001

to

23-03-2001

29

4.

Transportation of dangerous Goods

24-04-2001

54

5.

Loss prevention in Coal Storage & Handling

27-09-2001

to

28-09-2001

42

6.

Occupational Health and Safety and ISO 9001:2000

22-02-2002

50

 

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

 

(West Bengal Chapter)

 

The  West Bengal Chapter of the National Safety Council was formed to carry out various activities in the state of West Bengal to fulfill the following objectives of the council.

 

1.      To devise effective methods of safety protection of health and propagate then among industrial workers and public at large.

 

2.      To organize safety training programmes seminars, workshop and other safety promotional activities.

 

3.      To conduct educational campaign to rouse public opinion and interest of employers and employees.

 

4.      To enlist the co-operation of public and private organizations interested in the promotion of industrial safety.

 

5.      To public books, journals, posters etc. for promoting the objectives of the council.

 

The membership of the council is open to industrial establishments, employers organizations, employees organizations, professional bodies, institutes etc.

 

National Safety Council (West Bengal Chapter) organized seminar, workshop, Safety Day Celebration and Sit & Draw Competition during the period 2000-2002 as follows:

 

Year

Title

No. of Participants attended

2000-2001

Seminar on “Safety in Stectric Furuace in Steel Industry”

22

Seminar on “Safety in Welding & Gas cutting operation”.

32

Seminar on “Occupational Safety and Health”

55

Safety in Construction Work

32

Organized Sit & Draw Competition on  Safety

28

Organised National Safety Day Celebration

470

2001-2002

Organised seminar on “Safety in Plywood Industries”

18

Organised seminar on “Safety at Workshop”

48

Organised Sit and Draw Competition on Safety

48

Organized National Safety Day Celebration

400

 

EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATIONS

Confederation Of Indian Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes.

 

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation playing a pro-active role in India’s development process.  Founded over 100 years ago it is India’s premier business association with a direct membership of over 4250 companies from the private as well as public sectors.

 

As facilitator, CII catalyses change by working close with government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunity for industry through a range of specialized services and global linkages.

 

Confederation of Indian Industry (Eastern Region) is an organization of 32 members from 27 companies of the Eastern Region.  Its office is set up at 6, Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata – 700 001.  CII (Eastern Region) has constituted a sub-committee on Industrial Safety and Pollution Control in the year 1986.  The Executive Director of Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation is presently the Chairman of the sub-committee.

 

The Industrial safety sub-committee organizes seminars, workshops, safety training programmes for the benefit of the industries.  The sub-committee organized the following workshop during 2001-2003.

 

Sl. No.

Title of the Seminar

Date

No. of Participants

1.

Workshop on “Electrical Safety

March 2001

27

2.

Workshop on “Safe Handling of Hazardous Waste’

November 2002

35

3.

Workshop on Safety as a Profit Making Tool

November, 2002

43

4.

Workshop on Safety in Construction Industry

March, 2003

20

 

Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association

Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association represents the philosophy and the values of the chemical industry.  It endeavors to consistently and substantially contribute towards the industrial development of the country and to improving the quality of life.

 

One of the key tasks and objectives is to monitor, procure and disseminate information relating to topical developments of Safety, Health and Environment.  Ti promotes the responsible care initiative under the structural approach to self regulation.  International Council of Chemical Association has granted the status of ‘Corresponding Member’ to ICMA.

 

SHE expert committee organizes periodic meetings and deals with various issues concerning safety, health and environment.  It publishes important publications relating to safety e.g. MSDS, reprints on Safety and Environment (Originally published by the Chemical Industries Association, UK) guidelines on Occupation and Health etc.

 

The recent publication from the Eastern Region is a short guide to organe Book (Regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods).

 

SHE Activity of ICMA (ER) during  April, 2002 to March, 2003 is given below:

 

  1. A workshop on Occupational Safety and health : Employee Participation – Challenges in the New Millennium on April 19, 2002

 

  1. A seminar on Responsible Care Movement at Haldia on July 25, 2002.

 

  1. Observance of Global Ozone Day on September 16, 2002.

 

  1. A two-day training programme on Prevention and Management of Chemical Accidents, February 14 & 15, 2003.

 

  1. Conducted Safety Audits at two industries.

 

INSTITUTION

Regional Labour Institute, Kolkata a sub-ordinate office of the Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institute under the Ministry of Labour, Government of India was set up in 28-06-1962 to cater the need of the industry of the Eastern Region in the field of Occupational Safety and Health.  The Institute conducts occupational Safety and Health Study, Survey, Audits. Specialized training programmes for the identified target groups such as Senior Managers, Safety Officers, Factory Medical Officers, Supervisors, Trade Union Officials and Safety Committee Member Industry.

 

In view of the need for inspection of specific industries and Major Accident Hazard Units, specialized courses are also conducted to impart technical knowledge and skills to the Inspectors of Factories.

 

To fulfill the need of qualified Safety Officers in industry, the Institutes conducts one year Post Diploma Course in Industrial Safety and three months Associate Fellow of Industrial Health Certificate Course.  Further, the Institute conducts one month certificate course for the Supervisors engaged in Hazardous process.

 

Details of the activity of the Institute during 2002 are given in Annexure.


PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES (ADIS, AFIH, IH Techniques, etc. )

 

Sl.

No.

Title

No. of Students

No. of Organisations

Pub

Pvt.

Pub

Pvt.

1.                   

Diploma Course in Industrial Safety, Session 2001-2002 

21

5

10

4

2.                   

Course on Associate Fellow of Industrial Health

2

7

2

7

3.                   

Diploma Course in Industrial Safety, Session 2002-2003 

7

6

4

6

4.                   

One month Specialist Certificate Training Programme  for Supervisors engaged in Hazardous Industries

4

2

3

2

 

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS                                                                                                                            

(To be reported by concerned coordinator along with an appropriate brief including information  such as objectives, level of delegates, constitution of delegates, etc)

 

Sl.

No

Title

Venue

Date From

Date To

Language

Details of Participants

No. of    Participant

No. of  Organizations

Pub

Pvt.

Pub

Pvt.

1.       

Seminar on Emergency Planning and Preparedness in Hazardous Industries   (Institute Day)

RLI, Kolkata

28-06-02

-

English

4

20

4

15

2.       

Workshop on Monitoring  of work Environment

- Do -

19-08-02

23-08-02

English

1

4

1

4

 

*Level code: 1-Mgt/Exe,  2-Sup,  3-TU,  4-Workers,  5-Joint,  6-ForeignTrainee,  7-Medical,  8-Para-medical, 9-Factory Inspectors, 10-DS Inspectors., 11-Other Enforcement Officers, 12-Educational Institutes.

 

LONGER DURATION  TRAINING PROGRAMMES       

                                              

Sl.

No.

Title

Venue

Date From

Date To

Language

Details of Participants

No. of    Participant

No. of  Organisations

Pub

Pvt.

Pub

Pvt.

1.       

Training Programme on “Industrial  Safety for State Labour Institute, Kolkatta

R.L.I., Kolkata

07-01-02

11-01-02

English

31

-

1

-

2.

 

Training Programme on “Techniques of Chemical Safety Management”

R.L.I., Kolkata

28-01-02   

01-02-02

English

2

3

1

2

3.

Training Programme on “Chemical Safety for Worker Members of Safety Committee”

R.L.I., Kolkata

19-03-02   

21-03-02

Hindi/ English

7

27

3

9

4.

Training Programme on “ Prevention & Control of Fire in Industry for Worker Members of Safety Committee”

R.L.I., Kolkata

17-04-02   

19-04-02

Hindi/

English

10

7

5

3

5.

 

Training Programme on “ Techniques of Hazards, Identification & Assessment for Executives from Industries ”

R.L.I., Kolkata

25-06-02   

27-06-02

English

3

3

3

3

6.

 

Training Programme on “ Safety Engineering & Management ”

R.L.I., Kolkata

01-07-02   

05-07-02

English

5

15

5

3

7.

 

Training Programme on “ Safety Audit ”

R.L.I., Kolkata

24-09-02   

27-09-02

English

3

17

2

7

8.

 

Training Programme on “ Safety and Health for Workers ”

R.L.I., Kolkata

11-11-02   

15-11-02

Hindi/

English/ Bengali

5

10

2

3

9.

 

Refresher Course on “ Occupational Health for Plant Medical Officers ”

R.L.I., Kolkata

25-11-02   

29-11-02

English

8

3

6

3

10.

 

Training Programme on “ Appreciation Course on Industrial Hygiene ”

R.L.I., Kolkata

09-12-02   

13-12-02

English

2

9

1

6

11.

 

Training Programme on “ Chemical Safety for Inspector of Factories ”

R.L.I., Kolkata

16-12-02   

20-12-02

English

6

-

4

-

 

*Level code: 1-Mgt/Exe,  2-Sup,  3-TU,  4-Workers,  5-Joint,  6-ForeignTrainee,  7-Medical,  8-Para-medical, 9-Factory Inspectors, 10-DS Inspectors., 11-Other Enforcement Officers, 12-Educational Institutes.

 

 

1-2       DAYS  DURATION  TRAINING  PROGRAMMES        

                                   

Sl.

No.

Title

Venue

Date From

Date To

Language

Details of Participants

No. of    Participant

No. of  Organisations

Pub

Pvt.

Pub

Pvt

1.                   

Training Prorgramme on Product  Safety Management

RLI, Kolkata

26-03-02

27-03-02

English

4

5

3

3

2.

 

Training Prorgramme on Industrial Safety for

Asian Workers Development Industries.  Rourkela,  Orissa

RLI, Kolkata

23-04-02

24-04-02

English

-

17

-

1

3.

 

 

Specialist Training Prorgramme on Occupational Safety & Health for Supervisors of  Dock Work

RLI, Kolkata

16-07-02

17-07-02

English

 

20

-

5

4.

 

Workers Development Prorgramme on Occupational Health , First Aid  & P.P.E.

RLI, Kolkata

24-07-02

25-07-02

Hindi/

Bengali

4

-

2

-

5.

 

 

Training Prorgramme on Occupational Health & Hygiene and its Control  (for Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. Guwahati, Assam)

RLI, Kolkata

18-11-02

19-11-02

English

5

-

1

-

 

*Level code: 1-Mgt/Exe,  2-Sup,  3-TU,  4-Workers,  5-Joint,  6-ForeignTrainee,  7-Medical,  8-Para-medical, 9-Factory Inspectors, 10-DS Inspectors., 11-Other Enforcement Officers, 12-Educational Institutes.

 

IN-PLANT TRAINING PROGRAMMES

                                                        

Sl.

No.

Title

Venue

Date From

Date To

Language

Details of Participants

No. of    Participant

No. of  Organisations

Pub

Pvt

Pub

Pvt

1.

 

 

Inplant Training Programme on “Knowledge Attitude & Participation for employees & Hazards Identification Techniques like Dow & Mond Indices for Management

Kesoram Rayons, Nayasarai, Hooghly, W.B.

14-11-02

-

English

-

60

-

1

 

*Level code: 1-Mgt/Exe,  2-Sup,  3-TU,  4-Workers,  5-Joint,  6-ForeignTrainee,  7-Medical,  8-Para-medical, 9-Factory Inspectors, 10-DS Inspectors., 11-Other Enforcement Officers, 12-Educational Institutes.

 

TALKS (Delivered in programmes conducted by other organizations. Talks delivered by any officer in the programme conducted by any division/office under DGFASLI will not be included. However, any talks given by our officer in the seminars, even if conducted by any division of DGFASLI, will be included. )   

                          

Sl.

No

Title

Venue

Date From

   Date To

Lang-uage

Details of Participants

No. of    Participant

No. of  Organisations

Pub

Pvt

Pub

Pvt

1.       

Philosophy of Accident Prevention in Power Plant
Hotel Peerless Inn, Kolkata (Trg. Progm. on Safety Health & Environment Conducted by NTPC)

07-02-02

-

English

45

-

1

-

2.       

Hazard Identification & Safety Audit

- Do -

08-02-02

-

English

45

-

1

-

3.       

Electrical Safety and PTW System

- Do -

08-02-02

-

English

45

-

1

-

4.       

Accident Investigation Techniques

- Do -

08-02-02

-

English

45

-

1

-

5.       

Environmental Monitoring & Occupational Health

- Do -

08-02-02

-

English

45

-

1

-

6.       

Industrial Safety & Accident Prevention

Metal & Steel Factory, Ishapore, 24-Pgs.(N)

26-02-02

-

English

23

1

1

-

7.       

Industrial Safety and Health

Institute of Public Health

Engineers, India, Salt Lake, Kolkatta

12-03-02

-

English

-

40

-

1

 

8.       

Industrial Safety and Health

- Do -

14-03-02

-

English

-

40

-

1

 

9.       

Industrial  Pollutant

Kalyani University, Kalyani

14-04-02

-

English

--

10

-

1

 

10.  

Industrial  Pollutant

- Do -

19-04-02

-

English

--

10

-

1

 

11.  

Factories Act

IOCL, Kolkata

23-09-02

-

English

23

-

1

-

 

12.  

Personal Protective Equipment

- Do -

24-09-02

-

English

23

-

1

-

 

13.  

SMPV Rule and Petroleum Act & Rule

- Do -

24-09-02

-

English

23

-

1

-

 

 

*Level code: 1-Mgt/Exe,  2-Sup,  3-TU,  4-Workers,  5-Joint,  6-ForeignTrainee,  7-Medical,  8-Para-medical, 9-Factory Inspectors, 10-DS Inspectors., 11-Other Enforcement Officers, 12-Educational Institutes.

 

APPRECIATION  AND  PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMMES

 

Sl. No

Topic

No. of Programmes

No. of Participants 

No. of Organisations

 

 

 

Pub

Pvt

Pub

Pvt

1

January 2002

a)     Appreciation programme (Half day duration)

b)     Visit to industrial safety, health and welfare center

c)      Mobile safety exhibition displays outside the institute

 

 

1

 

3

 

6

 

 

28

 

80

 

-

 

 

-

 

5

 

5000

 

 

1

 

12

 

-

 

 

-

 

4

 

6

 

2

February, 2002

a)     Appreciation programme (Half day duration)

b)     Visit to industrial safety, health and welfare center

c)      Mobile safety exhibition displays outside the institute

 

 

-

 

2

 

3

 

 

-

 

23

 

-

 

 

-

 

8

 

830

 

 

-

 

11

 

-

 

 

-

 

6

 

2

 

3

March, 2002

a)                 Appreciation programme (Half day duration)

b)                 Visit to industrial safety, health and welfare center

c)                  Mobile safety exhibition displays outside the institute

 

 

 

-

 

2

 

2

 

 

-

 

28

 

-

 

 

-

 

32

 

1100

 

 

-

 

13

 

-

 

 

-

 

13

 

1

4

April, 2002

a)     Appreciation programme (Half day duration)

b)     Visit to industrial safety, health and welfare center

c)      Mobile safety exhibition displays outside the institute

 

 

 

2

 

5

 

-

 

 

-

 

14

 

-

 

 

24

 

37

 

-

 

 

-

 

8

 

-

 

 

2

 

9

 

-

5

May, 2002

a)     Appreciation Programme (Half Day duration)

b)      Visit to Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Centers 

c)      Mobile Safety Exhibition  displays outside the Institute     

 

-

 

1

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

2

 

-

 

-

 

7

 

-

 

 

-

 

2

 

-

 

 

-

 

7

 

-

6

June, 2002

a)     Appreciation Programme (Half Day duration)

b)     Visit to Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Centers

c)      Mobile Safety Exhibition  displays outside the Institute               

 

 

1

 

3

-

 

 

 

-

 

2

-

 

 

3

 

14

-

 

 

-

 

2

-

 

 

 

1

 

9

-

7

July, 2002

a)     Appreciation Programme (Half Day duration)

b)     Visit to Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Centers

c)      Mobile Safety Exhibition  displays outside the Institute               

 

 

-

 

5

-

 

 

 

-

 

14

-

 

 

-

 

65

-

 

 

-

 

14

-

 

 

 

-

 

33

-

8

August, 2002

a)     Appreciation Programme (Half Day duration)

b)     Visit to Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Centers

c)      Mobile Safety Exhibition  displays outside the Institute               

 

 

-

 

3

-

 

 

 

-

 

18

-

 

 

-

 

12

-

 

 

-

 

12

-

 

 

 

-

 

12

-

9

September, 2002

a)     Appreciation Programme (Half Day duration)

b)               - DO -

c)      Visit to Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Centers

d)     Mobile Safety Exhibition  displays outside the Institute               

 

 

1

1

1

 

-

 

 

 

1

1

7

 

-

 

 

4

4

6

 

-

 

 

1

1

4

 

-

 

 

 

4

4

6

 

-

10

 October, 2002

a)     Appreciation Programme (Half Day duration)

b)      - DO –

c)      Visit to Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Centers

d)      Mobile Safety Exhibition  displays outside the Institute               

 

 

1

 

1

2

 

-

 

 

 

13

 

13

16

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

17

 

-

 

 

11

November, 2002

a)     Appreciation Programme (Half Day duration)

b)      - DO –

c)      – DO –

d)     Visit to Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Centers

e)      Mobile Safety Exhibition  displays outside the Institute               

 

 

 

2

2

3

3

 

-

 

 

9

9

14

14

 

-

 

 

2

12

12

12

 

-

 

 

12

December, 2002

a)     Appreciation Programme (Half Day duration)

b)      - DO –

c)      – DO –

d)     Visit to Industrial Safety, Health & Welfare Centers

e)      Mobile Safety Exhibition  displays outside the Institute               

               

 

 

3

2

2

4

 

-

 

 

 

 

16

14

8

37

 

-

 

 

12

3

9

17

 

-

 

 

 

   PAPER PRESENTED                                                                                                                    

Sl.No.

Topics/area

Event/Venue

Date

1.       

Medical Aspects of Major Hazard Control – Medical Emergency response Planning

Seminar on Emergency Planning and Preparedness in Hazardous Industries

28-06=2002

2.       

Training & Education for Emergency Planning and Preparedness

- Do -

28-06-2002

3.       

Guidelines for the Preparation of Emergency Plans

- Do -

28-06-2002


  PAPER PUBLISHED                                                                                                                                  

Sl.No.

Topics/area

Periodical

Date

1.       

Setting up your own Audit programme

INDOSHNEWS

May, 2002

 

Details of the Papers published in INDOSHNEWS to be given by MIS div only

 

CONSULTANCY STUDIES/SURVEYS/PROJECTS/SAFETY AUDIT

 

Report completed & submitted during January, 2002 to December, 2002

 

 

1.        Occupational Health & Safety Audit at M/S Kolaghat Thermal Power Station, Kolaghat, Midnapore, West Bengal.

 

2.        Illumination Audit at M/S Naga Arjuna Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd., Kankinada, A.P.    

 

3.        Safety Audit at M/S Nagaon Paper Mills (Hindustan Paper Corpn. Ltd.)

             Kagagnagar, Assam   

 

4.        Safety Audit at M/S Emami Paper Mills Limited , Unit Balasor, Balgopalpir, Orissa    

 

5.        Occupational Safety & Health Survey at M/S Heavy Engineering Corpn. Ltd. Ranchi, Jharkhand   

 

6.        Work Environment & Occupational Health Study at M/S Alcoa ACC Industries Chemicals Ltd., Falta, 24-Pgs.(S), West Bengal.

 

7.    Safety Audit at M/S Koradi Thermal Power Station, Nagpur, Maharastra (in Collaboration with CLI, Mumbai)  

 

CONSULTANCY STUDIES/SURVEYS/PROJECTS/SAFETY AUDIT

 

Report undertaken but not yet completed during

January, 2002 to December, 2002

 

1.             Occupational Safety & Health Survey at M/S Assam Gas Based Combined Cycle Power Projects, Dibrugar, Assam  

2.             Occupational Safety & Health Survey at M/S Kopile Hydro Electric  Power Projects,  Umrongso, Assam

3.             Occupational Safety & Health Survey at M/S Bharat Wagon & Engineering Co. Ltd., Mokammah Works, Patna Bihar    

4.             Safety Audit at M/S Cacher Paper Mills (Hindustan Paper Corpn. Ltd.) Cacher, Assam     

 

 

Technical Advice Division                                          No. of units who sought advice

 

Regional Labour Institute, Kolkata                                                           11

(January, 2002 to December, 2002)

 

State Labour Institute

 

The State Labour Institute located at Maniktola Main Road,  Kankurgachi – 700 054 has been engaged in making qualified professionals in the Labour Welfare activities since 1967.  It has been originally known as ‘Training Institute-Cum-Central Library’ but thereafter since 1990 it is known in the present name of ‘State Labour Institute’.  In the year 1994, the State Labour Institute opened a branch at Siliguri.  The Institute apart from the above aims at providing quality training in the key areas of Industrial Jurisprudence and Social Security placing due focus on Labour issues concerning labour and employment for both organized and unorganized sectors.

 

The State Labour Institute has a very rich library having a large stock of books on Labour Laws, Management and other Social Sciences including Journals on Labour matters, National/International Reports and ILO publications. The Computer terminals have also been upgraded with internet connectivity.

 

 

Central Board for Workers Education

 

Central Board for Workers Education was constituted on the 16-09-1957.  It has been engaged in the task of imparting education to the workers of different sectors of economy.  The domain of workers education is so vast that it has a significant role to play in the prosperity of nation.  To ensure better adaptability with the technology and continuous improvement in productivity and efficiency  safety education has been imbibed in their curriculum.  The curriculum of the Board has also been modified according to the needs of industry and unorganized sector as well to make.  It more pragmatic with the changes of time.  The central Board of Workers Education consistent with its objective is trying to help workforce to make them participative in overcoming their problem through proper education.

 

Controller of Explosives Department

 

The Department of Explosives came into existence with the appointment of Chief Inspector of Explosives in India on 5/9/1898 after promulgation of Indian Explosives Act on 26.2.1884. This Act was called “The Indian Explosives Act, 1884 (Act No IV of 1884). Being the Nodal agency to look after safety at hazardous premises, mainly of explosives and petroleum, the Department always had a unique position in the industry and country for more than 103 years. The Department has today meritorious recount of unfailing endeavour towards enforcement of safety to safe guard and protect life as well as property. Apart from the normal work of enforcement of Acts and Rules, the Department has rendered voluntary services in examination and disposal of explosives, improvised explosives devices in the past.

 

During the initial stages, the activities of the Department of Explosives were confined to mostly inspection of few existing explosives storage magazines and investigation of accidents in such premises.

 

The Petroleum Act{VIII of 1899}came into force on 17.02.1899 and Carbide of Calcium Rules was brought under this Act by a notification dated 11.08.1899. 

 

During the course of time there were several amendments in the Explosive Act and Rules. The earlier Explosives rules 1918 were replaced by Explosives Rules 1940 and Explosives Rules, 1940 were replaced by the existing Explosive Rules 1983. The Inflammable substance Act came into force during 1952. Gas Cylinders Rules were framed in 1940.

 

The new set of rules known as Static and Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 1981 was brought in force to cover the storage and handling of compressed gases in unfixed pressure vessels and the Gas Cylinder Rules, 1940 were replaced by new comprehensive Gas Cylinders Rules, 1981.

 

Off late, the Static and Mobile pressure vessels {Unfired} Rules 1981 were

amended vide G.S.R. 141[E]dated 14.02.2000 incorporating provisions for installation of Auto L.P.G. Dispensing Station (Auto LPG as Automotive Fuel).

 

With an overall objective of ensuring safety and security of public and property from fire and explosion, the Department of Explosives as a statutory authority is entrusted with the administration of Explosives Act, 1884, Petroleum Act, 1934; Inflammable Substances Act, 1952 and the following Rules framed under these Acts;

 

         EXPLOSIVES ACT 1884:

 

         1. Explosives Rules, 1983.

         2. Gas Cylinders Rules, 1981.

         3. Static & Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 1981.

         4. Notification No. GSR 625(E) dated 07.08.1983 regarding Acetylene.

 

         PETROLEUM ACTS 1934:

 

         1. Petroleum Rules, 1976.

         2. Calcium Carbide Rules, 1987.

        

With the total expertise in technical and safety aspects related to Explosives, Petroleum, Carbide Calcium, Gas Cylinders, Pressure Vessels and other hazardous substances, the Department acts as a Advisory body not only to the industry but also to the Government and Semi-Government bodies like Ports, Railways, Surface Transport, Environment and Pollution Control and Defence establishments. The Department plays important role in formulation of Port by-laws, Indian Red Tariff and regulations pertaining to transportation of hazardous goods by rail, road, sea and air.

 

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT IN BRIEF

 

  1.         A]      Scrutiny and approval of site, layout and construction plans for Explosives manufacturing factories.

                        Explosives storage premises.

                        Manufacture of Explosives at site in Bulk Mixing and Delivery [BMD]

                        Vehicles {BMD]

                        Public display of fireworks

                        Cylinder filling and testing stations

                        Storage sheds for filled gas cylinders.

                        Storage installations for compressed gases in pressure vessels.

                        Petroleum Refineries and storage installations, tank lorries, cross country pipelines and service stations.

                        Calcium carbide storage premises.

 

                                             B ]       Scrutiny, approval of design and construction of Explosives vans, vehicles for transport of compressed gases in pressure vessels and petroleum tank lorries.

 

        C]         Licensing of the premises/units/vehicles referred to under {A} and {B} above.

 

                                             D]        Scrutiny and approval of layout etc. of petroleum refineries, petro-chemicals units calcium carbide factories and Acetylene Gas generating plants.

 

        E]         Scrutiny and approval of designs of unfired pressure vessels and their fittings.

 

    F]          Type approval of gas cylinders and valves fitted thereto, manufactured in India and imported from outside before authorizing their use in country.

 

        G]         Scrutiny and approval of flameproof, intrinsically safe and special electrical equipments suitable for use in hazardous areas.

 

                                             H]        Approval of factories fabricating pressure vessels and its fittings, gas cylinders valves and LPG regulators.

 

              I]           Approval of testing stations, for periodic examination and testing of cylinders.

 

           J]          Recognition of competent persons and inspectors under various rules.

 

              K]         Regular inspection of the units mentioned above.

 

              L]         Destruction of deteriorated and unclaimed/seized explosives.

 

                                             M]        Examination of petroleum tanks in sea going vessels for issuing gas free certificates before allowing hot work and entry of man in such tanks and entry of such vessels in docks.

 

                                             N]        Technical investigation of accidents coming under the purview of the Acts10 and Rules administered by the department.

 

        O]        Grant of licence to import, export and transport explosives.

 

              P]         Authorisation of new explosives after adequate tests and trials.

 

                                             Q]        Grant of permission for filling/use of gas cylinders imported from abroad and manufactured in India.

 

        R]         Conducting examination of short-firers for issuance of permits.

 

           S]         Grant of licence for import of cylinders.

 

              T]         Scrutiny of returns under various rules.

 

2.      Amendment of rules and grant of exemption relaxation wherever necessary in public interest.

 

3.      Training of police personnels, Security and other officers in detection/safe handling etc. of explosives and other dangerous substances.

 

4.      Advising port, Airport and Railways authorities on;

 

a.                Classification of hazardous substances;

b.                Packing and determination of conditions for storage/transport of dangerous substances;    

c.                Sitting and layout of facilities for the loading/unloading and transit storage of explosives, flammable and other dangerous substances.

 

5.      Examination/testing of explosives/hazardous substances for classification of hazard.

 

6.      Advising the Central and State Governments, the Industry and various organizations on matters relating to the handling of explosives, flammable and other dangerous substances, and the requirements of the Acts and Rules referred to above.

 

7.      Participation as Chairman or member in various committees appointed by the Ministry of Defence, Bureau of Indian Standards and other Ministries and Departments.

 

8.      Participation in symposiums, seminars, workshops organized by various organizations relating to safety in handling of hazardous chemicals, petroleum products, explosives and compressed gases.

 

These multifaceted work through versatile experience, do not belong to one single Ministry but are connected to more than one Ministry and so this Department is required to maintain constant interaction with various Ministries, Government and Semi-Government Departments, Autonomous Bodies and other organizations.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF FIRE SERVICES

 

Fire Service in West Bengal is the oldest Fire Service in the country. West Bengal Fire Service in its present form came into being in 1950 consequent upon amalgamation of Calcutta Fire Brigade and Bengal Fire Service. Fire Service Act was enacted in 1950 and amended in 1996 with inclusion of fire prevention and Fire Safety Rules.95 fire stations are in operation. About 7500 Fire Force with over 350 fire appliances including most sophisticated and state-of-the-art appliances are pressed in service to serve the people of the state.

 

Departmental Structure

Directorates :

 

Fire Service Directorate. This Directorate consists of the following wings.

 

        1. Operational wing
2. Communication Wing
3. Training Wing
4. Maintenance Wing
5. Administrative Wing

Corporation: Nil


Others : Nil

 

Public Services

 

1.      Extinguishing fires and performing rescue jobs to save lives and properties of public from fire and other calamities.

 

2.      Recommendation in favour of fire and life safety measures in different types of high risk buildings/commercial establishments for achieving adequate fire precautions.

 

3.      Increasing public awareness in terms of fire safety through public education, training, demonstration and other programmes.

 

4.      Rendering services like dewatering jobs, in water logged areas, deployment of fire service on stand-by duty on different occasions like big exhibitions, fairs, VIP visits, etc.

 

 

Departmental Policies

 

  1.       Modernising the department through computerization of the control rooms of all the divisions including Fire Service Directorate with GIS incorporated therein for extending prompt and efficient service to fire affected people.

 

9.                  Introduction of “Certificate Course in Professional Fire Fighting” in the Institute of Fire Service to make job opportunities available to outside educated young people in the field of Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention.

 

10.              Upgradation of Service by induction of the followings:

 

a)            Introducing sophisticated and modern equipments and tool like hydraulic platform of greater height, emergency tenders and better equipped Fire Tenders etc.

b)            Overcoming the problem of water scarcity in the congested city areas by introducing water bousers of higher capacity.

c)             Rendering prompt and efficient service to people by equipping the fleet with gears like modern and state of the art search cameras for rescue operations, chemical suits for Fire Personnel, gas detectors etc.

 

11. Extending service through out the entire State by opening more fire stations in remote areas to provide immediate help to the people whenever required.

 

 

ORGANISATIONAL CHART OF FIRE SERVICE DIRECTORATE


DIRECTOR GENERAL

ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL

DIRECTOR

 

Operational Wing

Communication Wing

Training Wing

Maintenance Wing

Administrative Wing

1. Dy. Director (HQ)-

    ABCDD2 Divisions
2. Dy. Director-

    EFGHH2 Divisions

1. Directorate 
    Control   Room

2. Divisional
    Control Rooms

Institute of Fire Services

1. Central & Divisional

     Workshop
2. Hose Workshop

1.Accounts Officer
2. PA (Admn) to Director General
3. Division- al  Wing
4. Administrative Officer

5. Fire Prevention Wing

6. License Section

 

1. Chief Mobilizing

    Officer

2. Mobilizing
    Officer

3.Assistant
    Mobilizing
    Officer

1. Deputy Director
2. Chief Instructor
3. Fire Training

    Officer
4. Instructor

1. Maintenance Supdt
2. Machine Sec
3. Electric Sec.
4. Filter Sec
5. Painter Sec

6. Cobbler Sec

7. Machine Shop, 
    Tyre Sec

8. Carpentry Sec
9. Welder Sec

 

HoseWorkshop

1. Hose Officer

2. Hose Repairing   
    Sec

3. Hose Binding Sec
4. Hose Testing Sec

1. Accounts Sec
2. Bill Sec
3. Cash Sec
4. Office of the Divisional

    Officer
5. Establishment Section
6. Purchase Section
7. General Section


 

Other Issues

 

Creating awareness among public regarding imperative requirements and obligations relating to Fire Safety measures.

 

1.     Fire service permission for erecting of temporary structure is mandatory.

 

2.     Fire service license for storing, processing and handling petrol, petroleum products and inflammable articles, chemicals and hazardous materials is mandatory as per W.B.F.S Act, 1950 as amended in 1996.

 

3.     Fire Service NOC for construction of high-rise building is mandatory.

 

4.     Fire Service N.O.C is necessary for storing/processing/handling of inflammable, combustible and hazardous materials in all the area where Fire Service Act is not in force.

 

5.     Elementary fire fighting training to the candidates sponsored by different companies, factories, offices and other establishments are conducted at the institute of Fire Service.

 

6.     In favour of Fire Safety awareness services are extended towards practices of fire evacuation drill and other fire prevention activities.

 

List

 

Institute of Fire Services, Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal.

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

 

The Department of Science & Technology was established in the year 1988 with the basic objective of Promoting scientific research with an eye to the economic upliftment of masses. Apart from this, transfer of technology from lab to land, development of appropriate technology for rural people particularly by way of introducing bio-technology remote sensing and non-conventional energy systems are also taken up as core area of operation of the deptt. Certain persuasive programme e.g. science popularization, disability management, school level survey, environmental awareness are executed by the department. Presently the department housed at Bikash Bhavan,4th floor, Salt Lake,  Kolkata-700 091.

 

Departmental Structure

 

Directorates:                                               Nil
Corporation                                                Nil
Others :                                            **

West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-91

 

 

Departmental Policies

West Bengal Science & Technology Policy.

 West Bengal Bio-Technology policy

 

Training Facilities

 

No training is imparted by the Department.