Industrial safety is equally important in development process – Baldev Singh

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Pune, November 6 : In the current era of industrialization safety measures are equally important in the overall development process of the industry. All industries should start looking positively towards industrial safety. This was opined by Baldev Singh – IAS Principal Secretary for Industry, Energy and Labour, during the inauguration function of ‘Maharashtra safety Officer’s Meet, organized in Pune recently by the Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health – Maharashtra State (DISH) in collaboration with National Safety Council. The event took place at hotel VITS in Mahalunge-Balewadi.

J M Motghare – Director and S L Chaudhary – Asst. Director of Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health, Arvind Doshi – Chairman and P R Masurkar – Secretary of National Security Council, Shrikant Deshpande – the Committee Member, Dnyanesh Mase, Ramesh Bagi, S G Darvekar, K K Kanchan, Dr. P K Rane – Members of National Security Council from Vidarbha Region were also present at this meet.

With an aim to create awareness and update the safety officers about the new rules and best safety practices and measures for Industries, DISH had organised this meet and seminar on ‘Road Map for IS 14489’. The seminar received good response with participation of over 500 delegates from different industries across the state.

Addressing the gathering at the inauguration function, Baldev Singh said, “The country and state is witnessing high growth in industrial sector. As a result of ‘Make in India’ campaign, one can see the vast and positive changes taking place in various sectors like Industrial, Labour and Production.”

“To keep up the momentum of industrial growth the Government of Maharashtra is also taking steps in this regard and this program on industrial safety in a part of it that aims at creating awareness about industrial safety. Such initiatives will definitely bring positive changes in Industrial safety measures and maintenance”, he added.

Punekar News's photo.During the seminar ‘Best Practices 2015’ awards were given to the winners of a state level competition to recognize best practices in industrial safety. Winners received the awards at the hands of Baldev Singh. The award winners include following organizations;

National Chemical and Fertiliser (Mumbai), Tata Wires Limited (Palghar), Uttam Galva (Wardha), Mahindra & Mahindra (Mumbai), Bosch Limited (Nashik), Godrej Limited (Mumbai & Satara), Adani Powers (Gondia), Excel Industries Limited (Ratnagiri), Sun Pharma (Ahmednagar), Glaxo Smith (Nashik), Hindalco (Nagpur), IPCA Lab (Aurangabad), Wilo Pumps (Kolhapur), Sandvik (Ratnagiri), Mahindra Steel (Pune), Tata Power (Palghar), Atomic Power Plant (Tarapur), Ultratech Cement (Solapur, Chandrapur), Ambuja Cement (Chandrapur), BPCL (Satatra), HPCL (Mumbai), Unilever (Pune), Reliance (Raigad), Finolex (Ratnagiri), Shapoorji Pallonji (Mumbai) and L&T (Mumbai).

The programme was anchored by Shrikant Deshpande and Dyanesh Mase and vote of thanks was given by S L Chowdhary and Arvind Doshi.

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