National Safety Week Campaign at Eka Infra
This year, from 4th March to 10th March 2021, India celebrated 50th National Safety Week.
The theme of this year’s event was Learn from Disaster and Prepare for a Safer Future.
Since 4th March 1972, National Safety Day has marked the establishment of the National Safety Council (NSC), headquartered in Belapur, Maharashtra. The NSC is a Public Trust entrusted with the responsibility of spreading safety awareness among the people of India.
This year marked the 50th Birth Anniversary of this landmark organisation that has made a tangible difference in improving India’s safety posture.
“Safety work is today recognised as an economic necessity. It is the study of the right way to do things.” – Robert W. Campbell, first president of the National Safety Council.
Eka Infra also celebrated National Safety Week!
From 4th to 10th March 2021, we commemorated this special occasion at two locations: Gopalpur Port, Odisha and our Head office at Andheri East, Mumbai. Our primary goal was to raise awareness about Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) among our employees, vendors and other stakeholders.
About India’s National Safety Week
What started as National Safety Day on 4th March 1972 has now evolved into National Safety Week, an annual event that is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. As part of the campaign, a variety of programmes related to safety and accident prevention are organised in different cities to spread safety awareness, and encourage people make safety a part of their day-to-day lives.
This year’s campaign focused on the importance of lowering industrial accidents. It also attempted to shine a light on some key areas that are not yet covered by any nation-wide safety legislations.
Finally, National Safety Week 2021 urged organisations to make a greater effort in developing different initiatives and policies as per their industry’s or company’s legal safety requirements.
Other Objectives of National Safety Week 2021
- Promote the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) movement all over the country.
- Encourage employers to employ a participative approach by involving employees in HSE activities.
- Promote the development of need-based activities, self-compliance with statutory requirements and
professional SHE management systems in the workplace.
- Bring into the fold voluntary SHE movement sectors, which are not yet covered by statutory rulings.
- Remind employers and employees of their individual and collective responsibility to make their workplace safer
Main Highlights of Eka Infra’s Celebrations
- Motivational speech on safety
- Safety Awareness Training, CPR Training
- Safety and Health pledge
- Flag Hoisting
- Practical PPE Demonstrations
- Safety Awareness Training: Construction Safety
- Rewards for employees who created the Best HSE Slogan/Poem/Song
Flag hoisting by Project Head – Site Office
Safety Pledge – Site Office and Head Office
Safety Awareness Training – CPR Training
Practical Demonstration of PPEs
Safety Awareness Training – Constructions Safety
The winners of the competitions for best poem and slogan were selected by our HSE team and they are:
Best Slogan – Mr. K Kathiravan, Senior Engineer
Best Poem – Mr. K Ayyalu Samy, Asst. Resident Engineer
As part of our HSE plan for 2021-2022 we have proposed to adopt the theme “Learn from Disaster and Prepare for a Safer Future” and will be assessing such disasters that have taken place in the near past and come up with mitigation measures. This in our opinion is a form of training, self-awareness and above all a small contribution to the society at large.