The activities of the institute are geared to improve work methods and working conditions so as to enhance the safety, health and productivity of the industrial workers and in general, his quality of work life. In this endeavour, CLI interacts with the state factory inspectorates, employers' associations, trade unions and professional bodies and institutes concerned with the matter. Further, the ILO/ ARPLA had designed the institute as a Centre of Excellence for training in labour administration for Asian and Pacific countries. It is the national centre of International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS, ILO Geneva) for India. Its activities are spread all over the country with main emphasis on the factories located in the western states of the country.