Mumbai Seminar

Indian Chemical Council, Thane Belapur Association and HSE Solutions coming together for a conference on: Management of Chemical Burns

Our Panelist :

  • Dr Keswani : Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai, Director National Burns Center
  • Mr Gokhale : Principal Secretary, ICC, Mumbai
  • Mr Shripad Lele: Deepak Fertilizers, Mumbai
  • Mr Gregoire Berri: Risk Management Expert

ICC & Responsible Care:

Mr Gokhale  introduced the session emphasing the role of Responsible care which is an integral part of ICC activities. Responsible care is a comprehensive industry initiative for Environment, Health & Safety performance.

Do we have accident statistics?

Dr Keswani, a leading plastic surgeon mentioned at the very outset that there was no official statistics relating to chemical burns in India while in the USA, there are 60,000 every year. He also added, chemical burns are 2-6% of his burns unit admissions (National Burns Center Airoli).

He further explained various types of chemical burns, their prevention and treatment. For any details relating to his lecture please feel free to contact me on :

Our Interactive Session:

Dr Wagle consulting doctor for Clairant Industries and Excel Industries wanted to know if Diphoterine worked on Phenol splashes. Dr Keswani said Phenol being a very toxic and complicated chemical its best to treat it with Diphoterine.

Mr Lele explained how Deepak Fertilizers was equipped with Diphoterine in case of Acid or Alkali splashes. They also had a couple of cases which they treated successfully with Diphoterine and hence are planning to equip their plant with more kits.

Tea break: An opportunity to exchange views and opinions with industry counter parts.

After a round of tea we met with Mr Rajendra Chindarkar from SI Group who enthusiastically shared his experience with Phenol Burns.

Dr Manjit Singh from Sandoz offered to share his experience with HF burns and how the patient completely recovered. He insisted on having a Diphoterine anti Hf kit for all HF burns and wondered if companies could close their eyes to the safety of workers in the loading and unloading areas where risks of chemicals splashes and spills are very high.

Below is a round table discussion on Risk Assessment and Dr Manjit left the audience in splits with his humour and insistence on safety at all cost.

We completed the session with a sumptuous meal with lots of take home messages!