VISAKHAPATNAM: The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) received the Greentech Foundation Safety Award (Gold)-2014 for implementing safety practices in a large-scale service sector organisation. The award was received by VPT safety officer A Venkata Ramana at a global conference held in Hyderabad recently.
The VPT gave a presentation on the safety practices being implemented in the organisation during the safety competitions conducted by the Greentech Foundation in Delhi earlier. The panel of judges considered VPT for the Gold Award-2014 by assessing the safety performance being implemented at the Port operations, including handling of hazardous cargo, deployment of manpower, handling of intricate technical gadgets and early warning systems during export and import of sulphur, petroleum, oils and LPG handling from ships.
As many as 143 organisations took part in the competition. On the occasion, VPT chairman MT Krishna Babu congratulated the employees and advised them to maintain the international safety standards in the port operations.
Greentech Award for NTPC-Simhadri
NTPC-Simhadri bagged the prestigious Greentech Foundation Safety Gold Award-2014, for the eighth consecutive year, for implementing and sustaining the best safety practices in the operation and maintenance of its 2000 MW power plant. Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant group GM AK Samanta received the award from Greentech Foundation president Kamleshwar Sharan and Paradip Port Trust chairman SS Mishra at a function in Hyderabad. NTPC-Simhadri had been committed to preventing accidents and enhancing safety awareness among its workforce and nearby populace. The power plant also won several other safety awards from reputed institutions from the Union Ministry of Labour, National Safety Council, The Institution of Engineers (India), etc.