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India’s safety culture: an oxymoron?

29 Jul

The regularity with which some or the other Indian company is making news for  taking short cuts has got to be alarming. First it was pharma company Ranbaxy, then Wockhardt. And now it is auto firm -General Motors’ Indian factory.  In each case, employees took short cuts to beat the system and ended up jeopardising safety. (In GM’s case not directly but reportedly via higher-than-permitted emissions). These misdeeds aren’t occurring just in India- companies in other parts of the world have also been in the dock.  Yet, every time some Indian operation hits the headline for this reason, I can’t help thinking about the cavalier attitude to safety visible in this country on a day-to-day basis. Continue reading

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