Industrial Units Under PIEDMC Caring Environment

Industrial units under PIEDMC caring environment

LAHORE, Feb 1 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 01st Feb, 2017 ) : Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) Chairman Rizwan Khalid Butt said on Wednesday that industrial units in the industrial estates under PIEDMC ensured sound management of chemicals at workplaces to protect environment. He stated this at a training workshop on Chemical Safety organized by the PIEDMC in collaboration with Centre for Improvement of Working Conditions & Environment (CIWCE), and Punjab Labour and Human Resource Department.

Around 63 representatives from different industrial units of Sundar Industrial Estate and Quaid-i-Azam Industrial Estate attended the session. Rizwan Khalid said that chemicals were widely used in every sector especially industrial sector with both positive and negative effects on health, well-being, socio-economic aspects and the environment. "Significant but still insufficient progress has been made in international chemicals management and regulations, as serious incidents still occur which have negative impacts on both human health and the environment," he mentioned.

Since protection of workers from exposure to hazardous substances had always been a major concern for International Labour Organization (ILO), therefore, ensuring safety precautions and standards were must to bring the country's industry at par with the ILO requirements. The training sessions were highly appreciated by all the participants, who also suggested the organizers to encourage more such sessions in future as well. At the end, the CEO gave away certificates to the participants of the workshop.