Analysing the Impact of New Labour Code on Workers Safety in India: A Comparative Study of Old Acts and OSHWC Code, 2020

  • Kokila Beriya
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  • Kokila Beriya

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India

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The safety of workers in India has long been a concern, with frequent reports of workplace accidents and injuries. In response, the Indian government has enacted new labour laws to address this issue, with the goal of improving workplace worker safety. However, it is critical to assess the effectiveness of these new labour codes in achieving their intended goals. The purpose of this paper is to compare the old and new labour codes in order to assess the impact of new labour acts on worker safety in India. It aims to examine the effectiveness of the new labour codes in improving worker safety, identify any gaps or loopholes in the new codes, and make recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders in India to improve worker safety. The paper begins with an examination of the evolution of labour laws in the country, as well as the significance of worker safety in the workplace. It then presents the findings of an analysis of industrial injury incidents to workers, safety provisions in old and new labour codes, and identification of loopholes in the new code. The study concludes with a discussion of the findings, implications, recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders. Overall, this project provides a thorough examination of the impact of new labour laws on worker safety in India, as well as insights into the country's challenges and opportunities for promoting worker safety and avoid industrial accidents.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2106 - 2127


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