India and Health & Safety: A Toxic Love Story, Quite Literally

If you ask anyone, and by anyone I mean ANYONE, about the health and safety in India you are likely to get the same answer across all demographics of people. India as we know, is not very big on 2 things, health and safety. If we talk about the former it is most likely the government’s responsibility. So is the latter but let’s spare some shame.

Problems With Health

India has a lot of health problems given that the big population of the country does not give priority to health and safety. India is a country of over a billion people, on the social and political fronts, while others involve people who have done something to improve the health and safety of the country. For instance, a government body might be working on a program to improve the access of rural Indians to medicine. As reported by Health and Safety, this program could save the lives of thousands of people by preventing illnesses and by extending life spans. It is important to have more and more health and safety consultants in the country along with other basic services, this is what we are to target next.

Water

What are the health and safety concerns for people living in India? Water and sanitation access is a huge concern for the citizens of India. In some villages there is no access to water, so they have to walk miles to get to the water. Other problems in third-world countries are malnutrition, and lack of education. The problems in the U.S. are obesity and the lack of education.

Food

Although India has a booming economy and the largest population in the world, the country is rapidly becoming more and more unhealthy, with a rampant increase in mental and physical health problems. This is due in part to poor health and safety regulations that have been put in place to protect workers and consumers. According to current regulations, there is little governmental oversight of food and drug production, and many products do not meet basic health standards. This has led to an increase in food-related illnesses, such as intestinal problems and diarrhea, and an increase in water-borne illness is also a concern. Along with poor health and safety regulations, there is also a lack of education about food and drug safety issues.

Problems With Safety

India is a country that has been undergoing fast economic growth in recent years, and the country with over 1.3 billion people is a lucrative market for many businesses and industries. However, the Indian government has been cracking down on many of the businesses that have been profiting from the Indian market, due to the safety hazards that they have been posing to the Indian people.

“The New York Times” recently ran an article on some of the problems the Indian government is facing in regards to safety regulations in the country. Among the most pressing issues is the attitude people have toward safety in India. In many parts of India, people simply don’t know about safety regulations and are completely unaware of the safety hazards that surround them. There is almost nothing in the name of industrial hygiene audit services except for the big private giants who have no option but to get them at their expense. The year 2013 is a huge example. On the night of December 2, a series of blasts ripped through the city of Dhanbad, in Jharkhand, killing more than a dozen people and injuring hundreds more. The explosions, which were triggered by a gas leak, were set off in a coal mine operated by the government-owned National Coal Corporation. In the wake of the incident, the local authorities took several steps to ensure that similar tragedies are prevented in the future. A new set of safety regulations was rapidly drawn up and the government pledged to invest in new facilities to ensure that companies adhere to them. All in words.