International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India celebrated National Safety day on 5th March 2020 as part of National Safety Week celebrations at ARCI from 4-10 March 2020 through which live demos and hands-on training are being conducted on usage of safety equipment and general safety procedures at ARCI.
Dr G. Padmanabham, Director, ARCI, emphasized that safety should evolve as a habit of every person, and needs to be propagated as the culture of the centre. Dr. T. N. Rao, Associate Director, said that safety should be of prime concern as it plays an important role in the socio-economic sectors in a significant way which will affect the growth of the institutions and have an impact on a national level.
During the occasion, safety pledges were administered, and lectures and interactive sessions were organized focusing on relevance and importance of safety in the workplace. As a part of celebrations, safety slogan competition for employees and students was conducted, and an internal safety audit report was also released during the occasion in an attempt to enhance safety protocols.
Dr Roy Johnson, Associate Director, and Chairman Safety Committee, highlighted that ARCI, as an organization prioritizes safety, health and environment in its policy. He urged everyone in the organization to remain committed to safety and follow procedures and protocols for a sustainable organization with a conducive working environment.
Mr G Jeevan Raghavendra, Manager (Safety, Health, and Environment), M/s. Sai Life Sciences Ltd, Hyderabad delivered an invited talk. Talks were also given by ARCI Scientists Mr. Manish Tak and Mrs. S. Nirmala. Mr V. Balaji Rao, Scientist F, highlighted the findings of the Internal Safety Audit and Mr D Ramesh, Safety, Fire and Security Officer presented the activities of ARCI Safety Committee. The employees and students participated enthusiastically during the interactive sessions.