The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) secures global recognition for outstanding contributions to workplace safety and health.

In a significant achievement, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has been honored with the “ISSA Vision Zero 2023” Award at the 23rd World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Sydney, Australia. The award acknowledges ESIC’s exemplary efforts in the realm of safety and health at workplaces, emphasizing the transformative “Vision Zero” approach, which integrates safety, health, and well-being across all levels of work.

ESIC’s success in outreach, coupled with its strategic focus on accident prevention and robust post-accidental medical care and cash benefit mechanisms for workers and their dependents, earned the organization this prestigious international accolade. The recognition also underscores the commendable improvements in service delivery, administrative efficiency, and operational enhancements achieved by ESIC through the adoption of IT-enabled initiatives.

Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Director General of ESIC, represented the organization and received the award at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, further solidifying ESIC’s commitment to fostering a safer and healthier work environment.

International Social Security Association (ISSA):
The ISSA, founded in 1927 and headquartered at the International Labour Office in Geneva, serves as the principal international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations worldwide. The association’s primary goal is to promote dynamic social security as an essential component in a globalizing world by supporting excellence in social security administration. ISSA provides valuable resources, including information, expert advice, business standards, practical guidelines, and platforms for members to build and promote dynamic social security systems globally.

Notably, the Liaison Office of ISSA for South Asia operates from the ESI Corporation’s headquarters, actively collaborating with member countries in Bhutan, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The Liaison Office plays a crucial role in facilitating consensus on social security-related research topics, fostering regional cooperation and knowledge exchange.

Source – PIB