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Tata Chemicals Limited bags NSCI’s ‘Suraksha Puraskar’ at the National Safety Awards

Tata Chemicals Limited’s Babrala facility have been awarded the much-coveted ‘Suraksha Puraskar’ by The National Safety Council of India at the National Safety Awards held at Mumbai in January 2009. Shri Oscar Fernandes, Hon’ble Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India, presented the awards.

‘Suraksha Puraskar’ is awarded for recognising and encouraging factories for developing and implementing effective Occupational Health and Safety Management System and achieving meritorious and sustained performance over a period of three calendar years preceding the Awards Year. The awards were presented for performance during 2004 – 2007.

Speaking on the achievement, Mr. Kapil Mehan, Executive Director, Tata Chemicals Limited said, “Receiving these accolades adds to our commitment and dedication towards Safety, Health and Environment. Safety and Health of the workforce and communities is the basic necessity for sustainable existence of any business. We give prime importance to SHE initiatives and such accolades helps us raise the bar every year.”

The assessment of applications is based upon A) Statistics of accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases. B) Quality and adequacy of safety management systems and procedures. C) Sustained improvement over a period of three years. The process also involves verification of the data provided in the application through the Chief Inspector of Factories and Chairman Pollution Control Board of the concerned states, personal presentation before the Awards Committee by senior representatives of the top short-listed contenders and field visits by technical teams of NSC to a few selected plants.