GOCL organises valedictory function in culmination of National Safety Month celebrations
Hyderabad, April 4th, 2022: Safety lies at the core of a responsible workplace, and therefore it is critical for every sustainable organisation to ensure that its operations adhere to best practices that increase the safety and security of its employees. To truly nurture a Safety-First mindset, it is also necessary to train employees to observe safe practices not just at their workplace, but in their daily lives and behaviours as well.
GOCL undertook this effort in a massive way as part of its National Safety Month celebrations, which culminated in a grand valedictory function held today at the GOCL Corporation Auditorium at Kukatpally. The event was graced by Sri. K. Sundaresan, Joint Chief Controller of Explosives, PESO – Hyderabad, who presided over the function as Chief Guest, Senior management from GOCL were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the importance of a Safety-First approach, Sri. Sundaresan said “Safety is both an individual and collective responsibility. By undertaking a strong focus on safety in everything that we do as individuals, we contribute to building a society that is more aware of a safe way of life and also more eager to build one. I commend GOCL on its efforts in this regard and am assured that its Safety Day initiatives have created a positive impact”.
Mr. Pankaj Kumar, CEO, GOCL, also added, “GOCL prides itself on being an organisation that strives to achieve a laser-focus of safety in every sphere of its operations. The initiatives we have undertaken over the past month have been specifically designed to reiterate the importance of safety among our workforce. We pledge to strive for new benchmarks within our industry in this aspect.”
Beginning with the inaugural function on March 4 presided over by Sri. B. Rajagopala Rao, Director of Factories, Govt. of Telangana, the past few weeks have witnessed a plethora of events designed to enhance the safety awareness levels of workmen, executives and all plant employees.
The events included creative competitions (Slogans, Suggestions, Poster Painting, Songs/Poems, Essay Writing & Case Studies) for employees; the formation of a crisis group in association with Factories Department officials and other Major Accident Hazard industries operating in Medchal-Malkajgiri District; releasing safety literature such as Safety Bulletin, Safety Pocket Handbook and Industrial Safety Guide for reference by all workmen; and a Safety Training Program on Explosives Manufacturing for all Technical Cadre Employees on 16th March 2022 under the guidance of Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organizations (PESO).
In addition, multiple safety training programs were organised for executives, technical cadre employees, and second stage employees. GOCL staff also participated in awareness sessions organized by the National Academy of PESO & Testing Station, Gondkhairy, Nagpur.