Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in Hindustan Times dated 03.06.2022 titled “178 women workers fall ill after gas leak in Andhra’s Visakhapatnam” dated 18/01/2023.

Proceedings were initiated suo-motu in view of media report about gas leak at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, affecting the health of 178 women workers.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed a joint committee to present a factual and action taken report on the matter of a stone quarry collapse in Mizoram leading to the loss of 12 workers. The report must particularly mention the cause of the incident, extent of damage, person responsible, remedial measures taken and measures required to be adopted to prevent such incidents, the NGT order, November 28, 2022 said.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in The Hindu dated 25.07.2022 titled “Explosion in Bihar illegal firecracker unit kills five” dated 13/09/2022.

The NGT held that industrial incidents resulting in loss of lives is on account of failure to follow the environmental safety norms. The court was hearing the case of an illegal firecracker unit catching fire, July 24, 2022 and resulting in the death of five people.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in Hindustan Times dated 03.06.2022 titled “178 women workers fall ill after gas leak in Andhra’s Visakhapatnam”.

Proceedings were initiated suo-moto in view of a report to the effect that there was a gas leak at Porus Laboratories Private Limited, Visakhapatnam affecting the health of 178 women workers.

Order of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad in the matter of 'In Re Ensuring the security of life and safety of health of the workmen and employees engaged' dated 12/07/2022.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed taking note of a news item published in a newspaper, May 24, 2022 regarding cleaning of drains in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh by sanitation workers without wearing any protective gears.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in Pragativadi dated 04.06.2022 titled “Huge Explosion at Chemical Company in Gujarat’s Vadodara” dated 05/07/2022.

Proceedings have been initiated in this matter in the light of media report to the effect that there was an explosion in Deepak Nitrite factory in Vadodara, Gujarat resulting in injuries to seven workers on account of inhaling the smoke and shifting of 700 people living in the area.

Joint Committee report in compliance to the NGT order, January 3, 2022.

The matter related to the death of four in the Haryana mine landslide - an accident occurred in the mine lease area of M/s Govardhan Mines and Mineral, village Dadam, Bhiwani, January 1, 2022.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Indian Express dated 07.01.2022 titled “Gujarat: At least 06 dead, 20 sick after gas leak at industrial area in Surat” dated 18/01/2022.

The matter related to gas leakage from a tanker outside Sachin Industrial area, Surat, leading to the workers getting suffocated. The incident left 6 dead and 20 sick.

This paper explores the argument that weather-related heat stress should be considered an escalating occupational hazard that deserves full societal recognition in order to be considered as an emerging occupational risk requiring public action.

The Labour Department, Haryana on September 16, 2021 has issued Draft Haryana Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules, 2021. The Rule will extend to whole of the State of Haryana.

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