Occupational and Environmental Health Network of India
The Occupational and Environmental Network of India (OEHNI) was formally proposed at World Social Forum in 2004 and was formed following the National Consultation meeting in 2006. The basic role of OEHNI is to work for overall improvement of health and safety at the workplace. It would particularly focus on the unorganised sector, victims of occupational diseases and accidents. OEHNI is a network of victims’ groups, trade unions, civil society groups and other labour groups across India..
OEHNI is a unique solidarity group, which works towards making Indian workplaces safe. Due to gross negligence of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the country, the need to have a united front was essential. OEHNI combines the OSH rights struggle in different regions of India into a single united struggle and demands better health and safety for the workers across the nation. It also provides members a platform to:
- Share experiences with other members so that they can learn from each other.
- Share information/resources
- Share expertise
- Run joint campaigns
- Form a strong solidarity group in India and beyond.
- Demand OSH rights of workers and victims in India.
- Strengthen the OSH movement in India.