53rd national Safety Week concludes at V.O.C Port Authority

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The Valedictory function of the ‘53rd National Safety Week’ was held on 12.03.2024, at the Port’s Administrative Office.

The safety week was observed at the Port from 04.03.2024 to 11.03.2024, highlighting the theme ‘Focus on Safety Leadership for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Excellence’, by organizing various sensitization programmes like Essay writing, Slogan writing, and Drawing competitions among the Port employees, School & College Students and Port users separately, with an aim to renew the commitment of Port users and general public to work safely in the Port environment. Two days Safety awareness training programme were conducted for Port employees & Port users. One day Road safety campaign was organized. During the campaign, safety awareness pamphlets were distributed, and Headlight Dot stickers & Safety reflective stickers were pasted on all kind of vehicles at Port premises.

Shri Susanta Kumar Purohit, IRSEE, Chairperson, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Authority, graced the valedictory function as Chief Guest and HODs and Port employees/Officers also attended the function. Welcome address was given by Shri R. Prabhakar, Traffic Manager, V.O.Chidambaranar Port Authority, and the Safety report was presented. Additional Assistant Director – Dock Safety, elaborated on the safety need to dock workers for safe working practices while handling cargo.

Shri Susanta Kumar Purohit, IRSEE, Chairperson, in his presidential address, highlighted that ‘Productivity’ and ‘Safety’ are interrelated in the Port’s operational area and maintaining good safety practices should be the responsibility and duty of every individual. ‘zero accident’, safety in all aspects of Port operations, is top priority of the Management. He appreciated all officers of different sections of the Port fraternity and congratulated the Traffic Department for successfully conducting various programmes during the Safety Week campaign.

Shri Susanta Kumar Purohit, IRSEE, Chairperson, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Authority, distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions.  To mark the 53rd National Safety Week, 53 Saplings were planted in the VOC Port premises & saplings were distributed to all participants to mark the Environment Safety.          

The Valedictory function concluded with a vote of thanks by Shri T. Ramesh, Senior Deputy Traffic Manager, V.O. Chidambaranar Authority.


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