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DGFASLI, Mumbai, Ministry of Labour, Government of India.


To emerge as an organization of excellence in creating knowledge, and formulating policies, standards and practices to ensure safe and healthy workplaces for all in factories and ports.



To disseminate expertise in occupational safety and health for ensuring safe and healthy workplaces in factories and ports through a process of partnership, guidance, information sharing and regulatory activities.




To provide technical advice and service to the Central and State Governments, and workplaces including factories and ports on matters related to safety, health and welfare of workers.
To develop legislations, standards, guidelines and codes of practices consistent with international instruments/standards on Safety, Health and Environment at workplaces.
To conduct studies, surveys and audits in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
To  enforce and promote Safety, Health and Environment in major ports in India.
To become a national repository of information on OSH and to promote OSH at workplaces.
To conduct seminars, workshops and training programmes on OSH
To encourage and provide best practices in the field of OSH.
To establish and develop research and development in the area of OSH and risk management.
To operate Award Schemes such as PMSA, VRP and NSA