National Safety Week: 04th – 10th March’15. Are you Safe? Do you know first aid?

By VIVO Healthcare | 24th February 2015 10:50 AM |

National Safety Week 2015

NATIONAL SAFETY DAY/ WEEK

Celebrated in India every year, the National Safety Day/Week Campaign is organized by the National Safety Council during 4th-10th March, a self-governing body (non-profit and nongovernmental organization for public service). The objective of the week is to particularly enhance the safety awareness amongst people to prevent and lessen the loss of life as well as financial loss. It also focuses on helping them avail safety, health and environment related support services. The campaign is comprehensive, general and flexible with an appeal to the participating organizations to develop specific activities as per their safety requirements. The campaign is sorted out as a national movement which is carried out on an annual basis and this year, 2015, it is to be celebrated from 4th of March, Wednesday to the 10th of March, Tuesday.

Objectives:

The entire week is celebrated with grandeur and great enthusiasm where numerous activities are displayed to the people as per the safety requirements. Various governmental and non-governmental organizations including the health organizations and industrial members participate in the campaign with the following objectives in view:

  • Undertake Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) movement in different parts of the country.
  • Ensure that safety and health are integrated in work culture and life style.
  • Renew the commitment of the employees towards safety and health at workplace.
  • Achieve greater participation of the employees in OSH activities.
  • Organizing organizational members for the convenience of the campaign.
  • Achieve the goals of creating, developing, strengthening and integrating the SHE (safety, health and environmental) activities among people in workplaces.
  • Generate support to the organizations to contribute for the economic self-reliance of the National Safety Council.
  • Serve society with preventive culture and scientific state of mind through safety approach.

National Safety Week 2015 | VIVO Healthcare

 Survey:

 Survey undertaken in 2013 shows the top-ranking risks in work places in major industrial sectors in India.

Sectors Top ranking risks
IT/TES Information and Cyber Insecurity
Manufacturing Strikes, Closures and Unrest
Security Service Providers Strikes, Closures and Unrest
Govt./ PSU Terrorism and Insurgency
Financial Services Information and Cyber Insecurity
Hospitality Natural Hazards
Infrastructure Corruption, Bribery and Corporate Frauds
Telecom Information And Cyber Insecurity
Retail Political and Govt. Instability

Thus the campaign is mainly entitled to overcome such risk factors and ensure a safe and healthy work environment to people in workplaces. Along with the national governing bodies, private institutions, NGOs and other private organizations also play a vital role in spreading the purpose of safety week.

Different activities which are conducted in the country include:National Safety Week 2015

  • Administration of Safety Pledge by the employees in organizations
  • Amplifying the motive to general public
  • Poster and banners displayed at strategic locations on the streets
  • Safety based local and national level competitions – Essay, Slogans, Posters, Housekeeping, Safety Performance, etc.
  • Safety suggestions unfolding across public with demo acts and other activities
  • Exhibitions
  • Cultural activities like one-act play/drama, songs
  • Training Programs/Workshops/Seminars, etc.
  • Conducting workshops and Screening of safety films in localities
  • Practical demonstrations on PPE/Fire Fighting, etc.
  • Organizing emergency drills
  • Guest lectures
  • Community Awareness Programs

So let us join hands and participate in the national awareness campaign and ensure a safe working environment. Join VIVO Healthcare Safety programs to learn what to do and what not to do in case of any medical emergencies which will not only help save lives of people but also avoid deteriorating the situation till further medical assistance arrives.

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