National Safety Day(NSD) is annually observed across India on 4th March to create and spread safety awareness across all sectors. The day also marks the foundation day of the National Safety Council (NSC).
- National Safety Week is annually observed from 4th March to 10th March.
- The year 2022 marks the observance of the 51st National Safety Day/National Safety Week Campaign.
The theme for the National Safety Day/Week Campaign 2022 is “Nurture Young Minds Develop Safety Culture”
The overall aim of the day is to create and strengthen the Safety Health and Environment (SHE) culture in the workplace and integrate the same into the work culture.
The National Safety Day/Safety Week Campaign has been spearheaded by the National Safety Council since 1971 to mark its Foundation Day (4th March).
History of NSC:
i.In 1962, the 22nd Labour Ministers’ Conference recommended setting up the National Safety Council (NSC) to promote accident prevention.
ii.The 24th Session of the Standing Labour Committee accepted the proposal for the constitution of the NSC in February 1966.
iii.The Ministry of Labour, Government of India established the National Safety Council on 4th March 1966.
Objectives of National Safety Day / Week Campaign:
- To take Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) movement to different parts of the country.
- To achieve the participation of major players in different industrial sectors at different levels.
- To promote the use of a participative approach by employers by involving their employees in SHE activities.
- To promote the development of need-based activities, self-compliance with statutory requirements and professional SHE management systems at workplaces.
- To bring into the fold of voluntary SHE movement sectors, which have not so far been statutorily covered.
- To remind employers, employees and others concerned of their responsibility in making the workplace safer.
About National Safety Council:
Chairman– S.N. Subrahmanyan
Director General– Lalit Gabhane
Headquarters– Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra