“Stories from the Clean Room" was screened at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology in Khumaltar, Lalitpur at an interaction program jointly organized by Network of Occupational Safety and Health Nepal (NOSH-Nepal), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018. The program was opened by Mr. Durga Pd Dawadi, Director General of the Department of Environment.
About 75 personnel from different governmental ministries, non-governmental organizations, scientific institutions, media, industry, schools, health offices, and United Nations agencies were present for the program.
Three papers related to occupational safety and health were presented. Mohan Katuwal, President of the Federation of Grill and Steel Fabricators and Vice President (Objectives) of the Federation of the Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industries stressed the need to fully acknowledge the issues of occupational safety and health at working places and make business more health and environmentally friendly.
Prof. Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi stressed the need to recognize employees who suffer from occupational diseases and to provide all the protective and rehabilitation measures. He also highlighted the ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health) role in recognizing the semiconductor industry victims in Korea and that a similar initiative needs to be made in Nepal.