Participatory Approach to Safety Need of Hour

Published: 11th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


VISAKHAPATNAM: The National Safety Week celebrations concluded at Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant (SSTPP) of NTPC here Tuesday.

Addressing the gathering, SSTPP group general manager AK Samanta said that the management was committed to employee safety and was exploring all possible ways to create zero-accident working atmosphere at Simhadri unit.

Guest of honour and inspector of factories R Trinadha Rao praised the efforts of Simhadri power plant in the area of occupational health and safety management.

He stressed the need to foster a sense of togetherness among employees and to adopt participatory approach to safety. Under the changing societal perceptions on industries, the managements should also focus more on safety, health and environmental issues right from the inception, he felt.

Eerier, AGM (safety) DS Rao appraised various safety activities like safety training, safety audits, safety campaigns and other awareness programmes undertaken at Simhadri for accident prevention during the year 2014-15.

A street play on importance of safety in life was performed by safety supervisors, which was well received by the spectators. Prizes were given to the winners of various safety competitions conducted during the Safety Week.

Additional general Manager (safety) D Srinivasa Rao led the proceedings. General managers M Sivarama Krishna (O&M) and Santosh James (projects) also spoke.

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