New Delhi: A week-long 'National Safety Week' celebrations commenced at SAIL-Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on Thursday with the observation of the 50th National Safety Day. Safety flag hoisting, safety badge pinning and pledge-taking ceremonies were organized to commemorate the event.
RSP's Executive Director (Hospital Administration) Raj Vir Singh hoisted the safety flag in the ‘Shilpa Konark’ monument complex. Many Chief General Managers, Heads of Departments, other senior officers and employees of the works area attended the ceremony. Safety pledge was also administered to all in Odia, Hindi and English by CGM (Safety & Fire Service) Aseem Kumar Behera, CGM (Traffic & Raw material) TT Lahiri and CGM (Maintenance) Saibal Chakraborty respectively.
Similarly in the projects area CGM In-charge (Projects) SK Behera unfurled the safety flag. A pledge-taking ceremony was the other highlight. Present on the occasion were General Managers, other senior officers and employees of the project area.
Another safety Flag hoisting and pledge-taking ceremony was held in the Town Engineering office premises by GM Incharge (CSR) MV Apparao in the presence of a large number of officers and employees.
Speaking on the occasion the dignitaries emphasised the need for alertness, adherence to safety rules, as well as SOPs and SMPs, to avoid mishaps either in the workplace, township or at home.
The week-long safety week observation would conclude on March 10. During the week an array of programs will be organised in order to generate awareness amongst employees and contractual labour pertaining to safety.
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