The Minister for Factories and Boilers, Mr Deepak Dhavalikar has emphasised on the safety of workers at workplace adding that the 42nd National Safety Week will go a long way in educating workers about safety issues and measures to be adopted for their safety.
Mr Dhavalikar was speaking after inaugurating the 42nd Safety Week celebrations at M/s Nestle India Ltd plant at Bicholim on Monday. The function was organised by the Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers in association with Green Triangle Society and M/s Nestle India Ltd.
On the occasion, the chief inspector of Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers, Mr S M Paranjape, the chairman of Green Triangle Society, Mr Manguirish Pai Raikar, the manager of Nestle India, Mr Kanwaljeet Bhatia were present.
Speaking further, Mr Dhavalikar appealed to industries and stakeholders to take advantage of the training sessions that are being organised by the Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers. The inspectorate celebrates the National Safety Day and Week every year in order to highlight the importance of safety in all spheres of life so as to prevent mishaps and accidents resulting out of neglect or lack of awareness and to educate and influence the society to adopt appropriate policies, practices and procedures for preventing and reducing human sufferings and economic loss arising from all types of accidents.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Mangirish Pai Paikar called upon the workers to adopt good habits in order to make the industrial area accident-free zone.
Mr Paranjape, while stating the motive behind the National Safety Week, stressed on the need to make safety of the workers as the prime point at par with the production of any industrial unit.
He also said that a training to fight against natural and manmade calamities will be imparted to the workers very soon.
On this occasion, trained workers were distributed certificates at the hands of Mr Dhavalikar.
Earlier, the manager of Nestle India, Mr Kanwaljeet Bhatia, welcomed the guests and its safety manager, Mr Abhijeet Pal administered the safety oath on the occasion.
The inspector of factories, Mr Premanand Gaude announced the week-long programmes organised during the National Safety Week celebrations.
Mr Anant Pangam compered the function while Mr Ravichandra Bekal proposed the vote of thanks. [NT]