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New Delhi.15th March 2016. Dr V K Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog, today presented the 5th FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Awards for Manufacturing, at the conference on ‘Safety for Sustainable Manufacturing Growth’ organised by FICCI here. The awards are supported by UL Inc. and eight units were given the awards for their good safety systems during the award ceremony by Dr Saraswat. these eight units are Cairn India (Mangala Oil & Gas Mine), Barmer; Grasim Industries (Harihar Unit); Mahindra & Mahindra (Nashik Unit); ITC Ltd (Saharanpur); 3M India Ltd (Ranjangaon Pune); Lanco Tanjore Power (Tamil Nadu); Minda Corportaion (Noida); and Oerlikon Balzers Coatings. Besides, there were eleven certificates of appreciation for the different units (please see the details at the end of this release).

While addressing the delegates and safety professionals gathered from different sectors, Dr Saraswat said “Safety in the unorganised sector remains an area of concern and there is a need to bring in cultural change to ensure best safety systems are adopted”. He further said “Hazard Engineering can be introduced as the subject in education to ensure that safety practices are given priority in the workplace and to bring in cultural change”.

This year, FICCI Safety Systems awards were given in the following three categories

•  Large Category (either turnover or investment, excluding working capital, more than Rs 500 crore)

•  Medium Category (either turnover or investment, excluding working capital, between Rs 100 crore to Rs 500 crore)

•   Small Category (turnover & investment, excluding working capital, both less than Rs 100 crore)

The Large and Medium categories are further classified into hazardous and non-hazardous based on the definition given under the Schedule (1) of the Factories Act, 1948. Also, the units are assessed on the basis of occupational health management system as part of evaluation process for awards.

FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Award in Manufacturing is a dedicated award for recognizing best safety and occupation health systems at work place. The Awards are have completed their fifth edition. The awards are an initiative of FICCI Manufacturing Committee. These awards act as a motivation and a catalyst for adopting best safety practices and systems in the manufacturing sector. Firms and companies that display high safety systems leading to systematic improvement in organization performance are felicitated with these awards.

The conference witnessed presentations on ‘Best Practices by  the Awardees’; ‘Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health’; ‘Technical Risk Assessment in Engineering Industry’; ‘Behaviour-Based Safety’ ; ‘Safety as an Integral part of Zero Effect, Zero Defect (ZED)’ and a panel discussion on  Strengthening  Safety Systems  in Manufacturing.

The inaugural session of the conference was also addressed by Mr M M Singh, Chairman, FICCI Manufacturing Committee and Executive Advisor, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and Mr  Shyam Bang, Co-Chairman, FICCI Manufacturing Committee and Executive Director, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.

The following is the list of awardees:

Category Award

Organisation Size

Organisation

City

First (Gold) Prize

Large Size Hazardous Category

Cairn India Limited - Mangala Oil & Gas mine

Barmer

Second (Silver) Prize

Grasim Industries Limited - Harihar Polyfibers (HPF) & Grasilene Division (GRD)

Haveri

Certificate of Appreciation

Ambuja Cement Ltd. Unit: Maratha Cement Works

Chandrapur

Certificate of Appreciation

Cairn India Limited - Raageshwari and Saraswati Oil & Gas mine

Barmer

Certificate of Appreciation

Cairn India Ltd Pipeline Operations

Ahmedabad

Certificate of Appreciation

Cairn India Limited - Aishwariya Oil & Gas mine

Barmer

Certificate of Appreciation

Cairn India Limited - Bhagyam Oil & Gas mine

Barmer

First (Gold) Prize

Large Size Non-Hazardous Category

Mahindra & Mahindra

Nashik

Second (Silver) Prize jointly

ITC Ltd.

Saharanpur

Second (Silver) Prize jointly

3M India Limited

Ranjangaon (Pune)

Certificate of Appreciation

SUBROS Ltd

Gurgaon

First (Gold) Prize

Medium  Size Hazardous Category

Lanco Tanjore Power Company Ltd.

Tanjore,

Tamil Nadu

Certificate of Appreciation

International Paper Appm Limited, Unit: Kadiyam

East Godavari

First (Gold) Prize

Medium  Size Non- hazardous Category

Minda  Corporation  Ltd.

Noida

Certificate of Appreciation

Minda Industry Limited (Acoustic Division)

Udham Singh Nagar

Certificate of Appreciation

MAHLE Behr India Private Limited

Pune

First (Gold) Prize

Small  Size

Oerlikon Balzers Coating India Pvt. Ltd.

Pune

Certificate of Appreciation

FLSmidth Private Limited (Arakkonam Foundry)

Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu

Certificate of Appreciation

Hi-Tech Surfactants (P) Ltd.

Bulandshahar

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