National Safety Week

The National Safety Day/Week Campaign is celebrated in India every year (organized by the National Safety Council). National Safety Council of India is a self-governing body (non profit and nongovernmental organization for public service).

It is a national movement carried out on annual basis to prevent and lessen the loss of life including various problems and their financial loss through availing them with safety, health and environment related support services.

Safety activities based training programs are held for the industrial staffs over various topics to carry out their responsibilities very well. During training session they are taught about the testing and examination of pressure vessels, lifting machines, chemical and electrical safety, risk handling and assessment, fire control, first aid knowledge etc.

National Safety Week is celebrated to have a holistic approach to being safe at all times.

Following are some of the topics covered:

Skills:

Only undertake tasks that you have been trained to work on. Use the correct skill to do the task in order to ensure safety.

PPE:

Ensure the use of Personal Protect Equipment (PPE) wherever required as per protocols. Make sure there is no deviation with respect to the same.

Workplace safety:

  • Following established health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining your personal work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Wearing, maintaining and properly storing your personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Attending all safety training that your employer offers.
  • Using safe work practices to eliminate slips, trips and falls.
  • Lifting heavy objects safely and helping others to do the same.
  • Labelling all chemical containers and becoming familiar with material safety data sheets.
  • Knowing evacuation procedures and the location of emergency equipment.
  • Ensure correct posture at work place

Road safety:

  • Ride /Drive safely. Follow traffic rules.
  • Ensure you the following in place: Valid driving license, Insurance certificate, Registration certificate, Pollution Under Control(PUC) certificate
  • Wear seat belts and advice the same to other passengers
  • You should never attempt to jump red lights
  • Do not drink and drive
  • Never use mobile phones while driving a vehicle
  • Follow the speed limits in defined areas
  • Don’t get distracted while driving
  • Follow traffic signals or rules on the road
  • Use indicators while taking turns.
  • Drive maintaining a distance with other vehicles.
  • Drive Defensively.
  • Avoid all distractions while driving

Report unsafe conditions:

In case you observe any unsafe condition or any unsafe act, report it immediately to the concerned authorities.

Let us all be safe and spread awareness to be safe at all times.

 

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