The Industrial Safety Seminar was organized for the students pursuing a Diploma in Industrial Safety. It was an excellent opportunity for the students to attend professional development sessions with an expert, Mr. Nitin Naik. He has more than two decades of experience in the industrial safety sector. It was a great platform for the enthusiasts that helped them expand their knowledge related to industrial safety and learn about trending safety-related topics and techniques.
Mr. Naik helped the participants understand why industrial safety is paramount for organizations related to all the sectors.
The word SAFETY stands for:
S – Safety
A – Always
F – First
E – Enter
T – Through
Y – You
He explained that if we are safe, everything around us will be safe. He introduced the key difference between security and safety. If you are having safety gears but not using, it is security; but if you put on these gears to carry out a task, it means now you are safe.
He briefed the students about Indian Factories Act and what are the key responsibilities of a safety expert. As per the survey, 88% of accidents take place due to human error, while 10% is due to mechanical failure and 2% is due to act of nature. Thus, the Indian Factories Act was introduced that served to assist in formulating national policies in India with respect to occupational safety and health in factories in India. It is described in chapters 3 and 4 (section 16 to section 45). In various industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automobile and other companies, industrial safety is very important.
A safety officer has to maintain the gap between LIFE and ACCIDENT to ensure the operation of organizations is carried out smoothly. He ensures that the company is in compliance and adheres to Indian Safety Act guidelines. He monitors workplace activities to ensure that workers comply with company policies and government safety regulations. A safety officer plays a crucial role in maintaining high-quality safety in a company and answerable to any damage or accident that takes in the organization. He should have complete knowledge of all safety procedures to ensure that all the rules and regulations related to safety are followed properly.
Mr. Naik briefed about how specialized training and certification helps to advance in this profession. To start a career in industrial safety, the candidate must have certification by completing the desired value-added course – Diploma, Certificate or any other higher qualification related to industrial safety. Certification enhances job prospects as well as helps in landing a job with a higher salary.
The seminar was concluded with a brief question-answer session.