Hazardous industries should upgrade facilities: KSPCB

Hazardous industries should upgrade facilities: KSPCB

He was speaking on the sidelines of a seminar on ‘Essentials of Hazardous Material Management’, which was jointly organised by the Bangalore Institute of Technology and People’s Education Society Institute of Technology here.

He said there are nearly 2,000 major industries in Karnataka of which 118 industries have been rated as hazardous. “There is need to upgrade the technologies in tune with the developed nation,” Sadashivaiah said.

KSPCB keeps reviewing the maintenance of the industrial units and at least a dozen units have been closed due to their faulty maintenance.

Earlier speaking at the seminar, Sadashivaiah said nearly two million industrial deaths have occurred in the last one century in developing countries due to hazardous industries and added that government departments are working in tandem with industries to bring down industrial deaths.

KSPCB is also providing training to the employers to avoid accidents, he added.

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