National Safety Day is observed to understand and highlight the importance of safety and to reduce the rate of accidents on enterprise, state, and national levels. It aims to raise awareness about safety regulations in various sectors, as it is a matter of life and death. Stephen Covey once said, “If you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow.” Safety is a great concern in many sectors, and this campaign helps develop a safety culture by educating one and all. Continue reading to familiarise yourself with National Safety Day and its objectives.
National Safety Day is observed on 4th March every year to disseminate awareness about safety to prevent accidents, especially in the sectors that are not covered by any safety regulations. It encourages industries to educate, participate, and contribute in various ways that promote SHE (Safety, Health, and Environment). It also helps the less-informed to educate themselves on safety protocols in their industrial sectors.
National Safety Day marks the establishment of the National Safety Council, formed to create a sustainable safety system across various sectors by increasing awareness to prevent mishaps. Although the council was founded in 1965, it was only in 1972 that National Safety Day was organised for the first time. Ever since then, the day has been observed and celebrated every year by industries, regulatory agencies, institutions, NGOs, and the government. With time, the campaign was no longer limited to a day, and several educational and promotional programs are conducted throughout the week of 4th March.
The National Safety Council is an autonomous body formed to develop and support the SHE (Safety, Health, and Environment) movement. It was set up by the Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment in 1965. It aims to serve society by creating a preventive culture, scientific mindset, and an organised way to address issues about people’s safety.
Let’s learn a little more about these objectives.
The objectives of National Safety Day help develop a sustainable safety culture across all sectors in India. Here’s what they aim to do:
There are several ways by which National Safety Day can be observed. Here are some of them:
Understanding the importance of safety and National Safety Day early on is crucial. Kids are the future of the country. If the motive of observing the day is brought to their notice early in their lives, we can hope for a greater impact. Here are some important points you can use to educate your little one about National Safety Day.
A safe environment is a productive and happy environment. Assessing safety guidelines, revising them as needed, and implementing them are important for developing a safety culture. Let’s do our bit this National Safety Day, and contribute towards the SHE (Safety, Health, and Environment) movement.
This post was last modified on March 3, 2021 11:10 am
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