Federation of Grill and Steel Fabricatorís Association Nepal (FGFSN) is the sole association regarding the protection of workerís right from grill and steel sector. FGFSN raise the issues of grill entrepreneurs and advocate to policy level. Grill and Still workshop and machineries largely uses the wet welding machine which uses the PCB containing transformer oil. As PCB is renowned as the chemical with high potential to cause health impacts, grill and steel workers seem to be potential threat from the continuous use of wet welding machine.
Federation of Grill & Steel Association Nepal
So to make the grill and steel worker aware about the potential threat of PCB containing transformer oil and its potential available technologies, CEPHED and FGSFN is continuously working and organizing awareness raising and capacity development program throughout the country. From 2010 onwards, CEPHED and FGFSN initiated to work together. With the help of several funded projects, CEPHED and FGFSN jointly organized the awareness raising program and provided few dry welding machine to grill and steel entrepreneurs as a symbol to promote the dry welding machine and reduce the use of wet welding machine. With the help of CEPHEDís program, it is found that, grill and steel entrepreneurís slowly and effectively shifted towards the use of dry welding machine.
FGSFN assisted the CEPHED for the inventory preparation and research program which was directed towards grill workers health and awareness level.