Today is the last day of the National Safety Week Campaign. I hope it has made a very good impact once again. Over the years, accidents in Industries have reduced remarkably and work environment from safety and health point of view has improved greatly. This blog post of mine is to briefly explain about this Annual Safety Campaign for Industries and Offices. And in this context I wish to PLEAD WITH YOU TO BE SAFETY CONSCIOUS AT ALL TIMES indoors and outdoors in every facility around you and in every activity you undertake.
The National Safety Week Campaign is celebrated in India every year, organized by the National Safety Council of India – NSCI, to commemorate the establishment of this event of 4th March, as well as to enhance the safety awareness among people. National Safety Council of India is a self-governing body (non-profit and non-governmental organization for public service) which was established on 4th of March in 1966 under the Societies Act in Mumbai, having over 9000 members. It is a national movement carried out on annual basis to propagate observation of safety to prevent loss of life, bodily injuries, disablement, health related hazards and loss of property and related financial losses.
It is celebrated with great enthusiasm to educate people in Industries, Workshops and Offices on how to prevent industrial accidents by exhibiting widespread safety awareness programs. During the week long campaign; it is celebrated by uniting together the governmental and non-governmental organizations including the health organizations and industrial members to fulfil all safety and work environment objectives. They are well supplied with all the centrally designed promotional materials and utilities (badges, stickers, banners, instruction cards, posters, wallets, leather belts and bags) printed with slogans and messages by the Council. Seminars, debates, essay competitions, design of safety posters, banner exhibitions, cultural programs like enacting dramas and singing songs are held and Safety Awards are distributed.