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OSH South India 2024: Exploring the Future of Workplace Safety with 200 + Brands and 4,000 Professionals

Expands to Bengaluru for its 9th Edition

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], 26 June 2024: Informa Markets in India, India’s leading B2B exhibition organiser, proudly announces the 9th edition of OSH South India, a dedicated event, aimed at promoting awareness of Occupational Safety and Health. The two-day expo will take place on June 27-28, 2024, at the Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru, spotlighting emerging technologies and best practices in workplace safety and health. It will unite both national and international safety industry professionals from sectors such as construction, manufacturing, PPE, and other key domains.

India’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market, valued at USD 878.2 Million in 2024, is expected to reach USD 1,690.6 Million by 2033, growing at a CAGR of 6.59% during the forecast period. This growth underlines the increasing importance of safety measures across industries.

OSH South India 2024 will provide an environment for industry leaders, experts, and policymakers to discuss and showcase the latest innovations and solutions to critical challenges faced in the fields of workplace safety and health. Notable industries in Bangalore include IT and ITeS, textiles, heavy commercial vehicles, automobile and auto components, engineering, cement, banking and financial services, pharmaceuticals, agro and food processing, leather tanning, electronic hardware, and tourism will have a significant presence, highlighting the diverse industrial landscape of the region.

The expo will feature over 200 brands offering exclusive deals on more than 1,000 products brands across the occupational safety and health domain. It will attract more than 4,000 national and international key industry professionals and 40 speakers, including leading entities such as the RV Industries, Allen Cooper, PERF, Addsoft, Honeywell, Magnum, Reliance Retail, TVS Mobility, Woodland and many more.

Covering the entire spectrum of safe and healthy working environments, companies will present their products, services, and solutions, including innovative industry concepts and themes. The event is supported by associations such as the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), Indian Technical Textiles Association (ITTA), Safety Appliances Manufacturers Association (SAMA), World of Safety & Health (WSH) Asia, Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA), Safety Training institutes and more. The event is held in association with the Karnataka State Safety Institute and the Department of Factories, Boilers, Occupational Safety & Health, Government of Karnataka.

Speaking on the announcement of OSH India 2024, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, said, As India strengthens its position as a prime business and manufacturing hub, addressing occupational safety and health incidents through effective leadership becomes increasingly crucial. The government’s proactive stance on safety standards, coupled with the industry’s commitment, is driving significant advancements. This heightened focus on PPE, safety workwear, powered access equipment, chemical safety products, ergonomics, and gas detection underscores the importance of workplace safety.

“In this dynamic economic landscape, occupational health emerges as a cornerstone of progress, serving as a critical component in the nation’s journey toward sustainable growth and inclusive development. We focused on the Bengaluru market for OSH South India 2024 due to its status as a thriving business ecosystem, a beacon of technological advancement and urban safety, making it an ideal location to address and enhance occupational health and safety standards. OSH South India will focus on the southern market and play a pivotal role in this journey by bringing together industry leaders, safety professionals, and government officials. The event will showcase and discuss cutting-edge solutions and best practices, reinforcing the commitment to fostering safe and progressive work environments across the nation.”

The expo aims to bring together renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials on a common platform to exchange global best practices and knowledge pertaining to workplace safety and health. In addition, to live demonstrations, product showcases, and networking opportunities, the expo will also feature a comprehensive conference programme based on New-Age OSH Solutions for a Safer Workforce. Topics will include the effective management of workplace health related conditions; HSE at Workplace: Future risks, challenges and opportunities; Workshop: Ergonomics and Workplaces: Formulating the Right Mix of Health and Productivity; The Impact of Health and Safety Regulations and Compliances on the Workplace; Safeguarding Workers in Construction Industry with Industry-Leading Best Practices in HSE; Workshop: Five Steps to Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment; Importance of Mental Wellbeing at Workplaces; Communicating Workplace Safety Practices: The Leader’s Role; Future of Safety in a Digitalised World – Preventing Accidents through the Use of Technology to name a few.

OSH India will be visited by professionals such as Safety Managers, Consultants, personnel from Defence Establishments, Disaster Management Experts, Distributors and Manufacturers of Health & Safety Products, Electrical Contracting/ Engineers, Facility Managers, Logistics Professionals, Municipal Authorities, System Integrators and Town Planners from across India and global market.

The industry experts at OSH India 2024 include Mr. B A Pruthvi, Global Real Estate Integrated Projects, Planning, Bosch Ltd; Mr. K. Durga Prasad, DGM & Lead ISO Auditor-HSE, Karnataka Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Mr. Mohan V.C., GM – EHS, Bosch Ltd; Mr. Shuvendu Rout, Director HSSE & National Head, Colliers; Mr. Debasis Pradhan, AGM -HSEQ, Enel Green Power; Mr. Ravindra Dhapola, Corp Head EHS & Compliance, DIAGEO India; Mr. Shivakumara Arehalli, Director Health Safety & Environment, CBRE India; Mr. Bibhu Kalyan, EHS Leader, General Electric; Mr. Aravind Appi Raj, Sr.GM – Exide Energy Solutions Limited; Dr. Deepak Sharan, Chairperson, Scientific Committee on Musculoskeletal Disorders, International Commission on Occupational Health (icohweb.org) & President, International Myopain Society; Mr. Jason Woods, Regional Manager, Middle East & South Asia, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation); Mr. Shreesh Nadgouda, Region Sales Manager- India and South Asia, Blackline Safety; Mr. Rahul Aren, HSE Manager and Trainer, 3S Life Safe Akademie, amongst others.

The OSH South India Expo serves as a pivotal platform for government officials, safety professionals, and industry leaders to convene and explore cutting-edge advancements in Occupational Safety & Health. By fostering collaboration and innovation, the expo aims to enhance safety, health, and productivity in workplaces nationwide.

Dr. Roopesh Kumar K.E, Composites and advanced materials expert at Aditya Enterprises, Channel Partners for 3M and Honeywell, said “Our industrial safety market in India has experienced substantial growth due to heightened contractual compliance and regulatory mandates. However, the emphasis on cost minimization has often hindered investment in advanced, user-friendly safety products. To position India as a global industry leader, it is essential for businesses to adopt high-quality, innovative products and invest in advanced technologies like ML, IoT, and AI. These technologies can transform safety gear into smart, comfortable, and appealing solutions. Collaborative efforts between industry and government regulators are crucial to anticipate evolving risks and implement effective safety measures. OSH South India 2024, debuting in Bangalore, aims to be a pivotal platform for stakeholders, promoting engagement, knowledge sharing, and the adoption of cutting-edge safety solutions. By showcasing state-of-the-art PPEs from global leaders like 3M and Honeywell, underscoring our commitment to advancing workplace safety standards and driving innovation in personal protective equipment within the region. Our objective is to elevate this event to national and international prominence, enhancing visibility and driving innovation in workplace safety standards.”

Mr. Burhan Yousuf, Key Account Manager, Power Tools & Tackles, said “The industrial safety market in India has witnessed significant growth and evolution due to increased awareness of workplace safety, stringent government regulations, and technological advancements. At Power Tools and Tackles, we are committed to raising safety standards in Karnataka through strategic partnerships with market leaders like 3M India, Acme Universal, Karam Industries, and Ansell. Our focus on integrating advanced technologies, such as IoT and AI, into safety solutions ensures we provide the best protective equipment available. Participating in OSH South India 2024 allows us to showcase these innovations, build relationships with industry professionals, and enhance our brand visibility. By staying updated with regulatory changes and continuously improving our products, we aim to meet the growing demands of the market and reinforce our position as industry leaders.”

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organizer, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days a year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com

About Informa Markets and our business in India

Informa Markets is owned by Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India) is India’s leading exhibition organizer, dedicated to help specialist markets and customer communities, domestically and around the world to trade, innovate and grow through exhibitions, digital content & services, and conferences & seminars. Every year, we host over 25 large-scale exhibitions, and 40 conferences, along with industry awards and training across the country: thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. In India, Informa Markets has offices in Mumbai and New Delhi.

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