Today emerging economies like China and India have caught the attention of the developed world not only for the vast potential the markets here hold for investment but also for the huge mass of low-cost labour.
A striking feature of Indian labour markets has been the increasing use of contract workers – workers on temporary contracts hired through a government-licensed intermediary or contractor – by the organised manufacturing sector. The proportion of contract labour has increased substantially in recent years in registered manufacturing, and in some states, more than half of the organised manufacturing workforce comprises contract workers. The magnitude and complexity of the workforce required to drive the economic growth make it imperative for emerging economies to focus on occupational health to sustain the economic growth.
This report jointly published by CII and Consultivo explores the challenges faced by the management during managing contractual workforce and help in designing a Contractor Safety Management Program to manage the risks related to the use of contractors. It was launched at CII Eastern Region Safety Symposium & Exposition held from 8-9 August 2017 at Kolkata, West Bengal.