Conference on infrastructure safety begins in the city

Published: 20th July 2013 10:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2013 10:18 AM   |  A+A-

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A two-day conference on safety in the infrastructure sector is being held at the Institution of Engineers Auditorium. The conference was organised by the Tamil Nadu State Centre of The Institute of Engineers (India).

At the inaugural function of the conference on Friday, it was revealed that more than 13 papers on how to improve safety in various industries and sites, including power plant erection sites, infrastructure development areas and fireworks industries in Sivakasi among others will be presented at the conference.

Sai Kumar, Secretary to Government, Public Works Department, Tamil Nadu, was the chief guest at the event.

Speaking at the inaugural function, T M Gunaraja, Chairman, Institute of Engineers of India (IEI), said that the main purpose of this event was to “bring awareness about the safety aspects in manufacturing industries.”

He added, “The technical session mainly covering the safety aspects in real estate sector and road sector, are being taken up in this conference.”

C K B Nair, Convenor, IEI, said that ensuring worker safety was of key importance in sustaining a competitive advantage in the international job market. He said that because infrastructure covered a vast array of working environments, there needs to be a multi-pronged approach to arriving at solutions in order to improve safety.

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