ILO preparing guidelines for call centre buildings

New Delhi, Nov 21 | Updated: Nov 22 2005, 05:30am hrs
International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Monday said it was contemplating preparing a set of prescriptions for industries like call centres, ITES, electronics and construction to improve their existing indoor environment.

Indoor environmental conditions are indecent and hazardous in sectors like ITES, call centres, electronics and construction, where employment is perceived to be high, ILO occupational health and safety specialist Ingrid Christensen said at a seminar here organised by industry body Assocham.

In 90% of the centres, there is air problem, she said.

The ILO was looking at problems of internal environment in sectors, which in todays context provide high employment but take little care for environmental conditions, she said.