Maruti Suzuki receives National Safety Award for industrial safety

Team OD Updated: October 04, 2018, 04:39 PM IST

Maruti Suzuki has been awarded the 'National Safety Award' by Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. The award is for excellence in industrial safety in the automobile category for the year 2016. Union minister of state for labour and employment (independent charge) Santosh Kumar Gangwar presented the award to Maruti Suzuki. The award was received by senior VP (safety) Manoj Agrawal on behalf of the company. Maruti Suzuki has developed a three-tier safety governance structure with a zero-accident vision comprising zero human injury and zero fire.

Union minister of state for labour and employment (independent charge), Santosh Gangwar presents the National Safety Award to Maruti Suzuki senior VP Manoj Agarwal

This structure ensures safe working conditions for employees and contractors at its manufacturing facilities and offices. Using Safety Circle competitions to promote increased employee participation, the company has started the Zero Sai initiative, says Maruti Suzuki. In Safety Circles, teams identify work-related hazards and implement a focussed action plan for the mitigation of the hazard. As a practice, planned safety audits, safety campaigns, and theme-based improvement programmes are conducted to enhance safety culture among employees.

Maruti Suzuki facilities adhere to globally recognised OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) assessment standards, the company states. The National Safety Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding safety performance of industrial establishments to stimulate and maintain the interests of both, the management and the workers in accident prevention programmes.


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