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DMRC chief calls for safety at workplace

NEW DELHI: Addressing the theme "Excellence in Workplace Safety", Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday hosted a conference, which saw rich deliberations on subjects like Job Safety Analysis, new inclusions in the National Building Code on construction and Management.
During the conference, Mangu Singh, Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that to ensure safety of employees at the workplace and at sites, it was essential to select appropriate technology and enforce discipline.
He added that risk analysis and development of method statement were other integral components for construction work. He discussed in detail the line of command, responsibility of the workers and the method of work.
"Toolbox talks have also been introduced to explain to workers about the risks and the ways to avoid them. The Delhi Metro had also launched a safety manual which described in detail the requisite safety measures and equipment that must be in place to ensure a safe work environment," he added.
Singh further said workplace mishaps have a demoralising effect on workers and it could cause setbacks to a project, adding that third part audits were being undertaken to ensure that safety standards were met.
The DMRC chief highlighted that workers at the lowest level were exposed to maximum risks, as they directly come in contact with machines, equipment and material on the manufacturing and construction sites.
Therefore, it was the responsibility of the top management to safeguard the interests of the workers by implementing safety measures, he said.
Singh also felicitated the winners of 'FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Awards for Industry' in various categories at an event organized at the Federation House.
Shyam Bang, Chairman, NABCB and Mentor, FICCI Manufacturing Committee said that this is a unique award that recognises the robustness of safety systems in the units. Over the years, the awards have motivated companies for adopting best safety practices and systems, benchmarked with the best in the Indian industry.

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