Tata Housing signs MOU with NSC for EHS implementation in real estate industry

By Accommodation Times News Service

Tata Housing a big corporate name in Indian real estate industry, is one of the fastest growing development company, has signed a MoU with the National Council of India (NSC), in order to promote and aware people about Environment, Health and safety (EHS) to acquire a sustainable environment. The MoU was signed between Brotin Banerjee, MD & CEO Tata Housing and V.B. Sant, Director General National Safety Council of India.  The agreement is the initiative of Tata Housing to implement EHS rules and regulations a priority for the real estate industry.

According, to the agreement the MoU is formed with an objective to incorporate the to organizations to work in the same direction in making EHS a norm for the real estate industry and to exchange technical expertise with each other.  As per Tata group, as they are pioneer of employee Welfare approach in India, EHS is an important core of the company. We aim to build an EHS-conscious industry and to acquire this target partnership with NSC is formed, so as to form occupational health standards which will help to form a healthy and safety environment in the industry.

NSC commenting on the agreement says, Construction is considered as one of the most risky industries when it comes to occupational safety, and the rate of fatal accidents is about 4 to 5 times than in manufacturing. A recent research suggests the average Fatal Accident Frequency Rate (FAFR) in Indian construction sector is 15.8 for 1000 employees as against 0.23 in the USA.

Through this MoU the duo companies intends to include a health, safety and secured work environment in the industry with sustainable development for a better environment. The companies have planned to spread this message amongst people through training modules and educational elements such as training videos, onsite physical training, etc., amongst lakhs of construction workers working across construction sites all over India.

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