Occupational Health and Safety of Workers in Pharmaceutical Industries, Himachal Pradesh, India
Geeta Kumari1, Shivani Khanna2, Hemant Bhanawat3, K. M. Pandey4

1Geeta Kumari, Department of Management, Eternal University, Himachal Pradesh, India.
2Shivani Khanna, Department of Management, Eternal University, Himachal Pradesh, India.
3Hemant Bhanawat, Department of Commerce, Eternal University, Himachal Pradesh, India.
4K. M. Pandey*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, India.

Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 4166-4171 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L36591081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3659.1081219
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Abstract: In this research paper a comparative study on occupational health and safety of workers has been done for two pharmaceutical companies in and around the city of Solan in Himachal Pradesh, India. The results show that more workers have accepted that workers have been provided with appropriate procedures and instructions before completing the task. Therefore, it can be concluded that management takes it seriously that workers understand the exact course of action before carrying out the task so that it is safer for workers to carry out the operations. At the same time, some employees denied that they had proper procedures and instructions. This may be due to a lack of employee awareness. The majority of employees agreed that companies regularly follow the procedures for documenting the investigation of incident, and employees appear to be contented with this provision. Thus, it can be concluded that administration appropriately reviews each incident that occurs during the execution of the task and follows the correct documentation system to determine the real cause for the incident. It is noted that most employees have accepted that companies have followed the proper procedures for inspecting and assessing equipment hazards and that workers are satisfied with them. It can therefore be concluded that the organization has recognized the need to review and investigate the risks to facilities that exist or may exist in the facilities in order to affect workers’ health.
Keywords: Comparative Study, Occupational Health, Safety, Workers, Pharmaceutical Companies.
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics