Jeevan Rekha Parishad

Environmental Justice – (MDG 7)

Promoting Occupational and Environmental Health among Stone Crusher workers

 Background:

The prevalence of occupational Health Hazards including silicosis in Odisha needs to be documented. Data on silicosis exposure assessment are still lacking not only in Odisha but also in India. The results from perhaps the first airborne silica sampling conducted by Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP) with the technical assistance of OK International, USA has revealed that the average exposure levels are 5 times more than the acceptable limit. It is assumed that severities of employee’s current exposures to quartz are 0.5 – 8.8 times duration of exposure ranged from 4 months to 25 years. Stone crushing is an industry in Odisha which usually employ a group of 20-25 workers mostly the tribal people at a single site working in close proximity.

Workshop for Stone Crushers, Media, NGOs and Government Officials

With the above background ,JRP with the support of DWOI, and New Ways to Work, USA is coordinating a Project on “Demonstration of Dust Suppression Control Measures in Stone Crusher Unit(s) in, Odisha and is creating awareness among the stone crushers owners by conducting different workshops, seminars etc. A workshop on Occupational Health was organized at Keonjhar during year. Participated by 43 stone crusher Owners, Representatives of 21 Media and Civil Society organizations and representatives from Ministry of Environment and Forest, Odisha Pollution Control Board etc, the programme highlighted about the adoption of the dust suppression technology.

The workshop  sensitized owners and managers of Crushers on health and environmental impact on airborne silica emission and dust suppression control technology and its effectiveness in reducing reparable silica.

The Guide book on Dust Suppression Technology published in Oriya Language with the support of OKI, USA and the Stone Crusher Industrial Safety  and Health Manual ( Oriya) published jointly  by JRP, OKI, IRDC, Canada were distributed among the participants which was highly appreciated by Government officials, media. 

Current PROJECTS

Madhu Network Project

Madhu Network Project (MNP)

 

Chilika ECO Project

Chilika ECO Project

 

Master Peace Club India

Master Peace Club India

 

E- Waste Environment Education

E- Waste Environment Education

 

Occupational Health

Occupational Health

 

Education & Rehabilition

Challangers Education & Rehabilition

 

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Good Governance & RTI

 

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Human Rights Networking

 

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Jeevan Jyoti (Health)

 

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Nirmal Gram (Water & Sanitation)

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European Voluntary Services (EVS)

 

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Youth-in-Action

 

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Italian National Youth Civil Services

 

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Phailin

FCRA Compliance



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OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Prof(Ms) Bedabati Mohanty
Ms. Kalpana pattnaik
Ms. Archana Khandayat roy
Ms. P.Das Mohapatra
Ms. Mohapatra Minati Bhanja
Ms. Indra Pattnaik
Ms. Madhusmita Mishra
Dr.(Ms)Anita Choudhury
Dr. Atasi Mohanty
Ms. Manasi Pattnaik
Ms. Sabita Behera

OUR ADVISORS

Dr. Bimalendu Mohanty
(Former Vice chancellor Utkal University of Culture Bhubaneswar)
Mr. Perry Gottesfeld
(Executive Director Occupational Knowledge International ,USA)
Ms. Anima Basak
(Vienna India Women's Assn.Austria)
Ms. Jyosna Chattarjee
(Joint Women's programme New Delhi)

CONTACT US

Adress: 387 Damana Square
Chandra Shekharpur
Bhubaneswar
Pin Code : 751016
State : Odisha

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