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National Safety Day is observed on March 4th annually to commemorate the founding principles of National Safety Council. This year will mark the 53nd year of the campaign. It was formerly known as National Safety and Security Day. The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
The National Safety Council is a non-profit body that has been set up to aid in generating, developing, and sustaining any national level of voluntary gesture of health, safety, and development. It currently has 8000 members.
National Safety Day was initiated by the National Safety Council to increase the awareness of all the guidelines of safety measures, including road safety, workplace safety, the safety of human health, as well as the environment. It has grown into a major national campaign widely celebrated by industry, trade unions, government departments, regulatory agencies, NGOs and other institutions with the support of the Central and State Governments and media. National Safety Day, which started off as a single day campaign on 4th March, has now also become National Safety Week spreading over a week from 4 to10 March.
National Safety Day 2023 Theme
The commemoration of National Safety Day is based on a theme, every year. Hence, the theme for National Safety Day 2023 is “Nurture young minds, develop a safety culture.”
National Safety Day 2022 is “Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety).”
National Safety Day 2023 History
On December 1965 a meeting was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and a decision was taken to set up national and state level Safety Councils. This was approved at the Standing Labour Committee’s session in February, 1966. India’s Ministry of Labour set up the National Safety Council of India (NSC) on 4 March, 1966. The Society Registration Act of 1860 was used to register the council. To develop and sustain the movement on SHE that is focusing on safety, Health and Environment at the national level. Basically, NSC is an autonomous body. Therefore, the foundation day of the National Safety Council was decided to observe as National Safety Day in 1972. It was also decided to celebrate it as National Safety Week (NSW) Campaign that will last for one week.
National Safety Day 2023: Objectives
- Ensure that safety and health are integrated in work culture and life style.
- Renew the commitment of the employees towards safety and health at workplace.
- Achieve greater participation of the employees in OSH activities.
National Safety Day 2023 Quotes
“Teaching the world to be careful is a constructive service worthy of God’s great gift of life to man.”
– U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harold H. Burton (1946)
“Shallow men believe in luck; wise and strong men in the cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the end of the day, the goals are simple: Safety and security.” – Jodi Rell, former Governor of Connecticut
“Nothing is of greater importance that the conservation of human life.” – Former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge
“Safety work is today recognized as an economic necessity. It is the study of the right way to do things.”
– Robert W. Campbell, first president of the National Safety Council
“Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety. ” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
“‘Safety First’ is ‘Safety Always.’” – Charles M. Hayes
“Safety is a common denominator across all aspects of life, hence knowledge should always be shared. It is not a matter for industry it is a matter for humanity.” – Doug Bourne
National Safety Day 2023 Activities
Participate in seminars, training courses on lectures on safety in various industries.
Participate in programs to encourage safety at institutional and regional levels.
Organize rescue and search operations to raise awareness.
Organize programs to educate children about the significance of security and National Safety Day.
Organizations can conduct safety training sessions for staff.
Try to get updated on new safety tools and equipment.
Encourage SHE (Safety, Health and Environmental) activities among staff at workplace.
Organizing and conducting Quiz on national safety day is the best way to promote safety awareness among employees and workers.
National Safety Day 2023 Quiz
How many international conferences have been conducted by National Safety Council of India?
Bacteria, viruses and fungi capable of infecting peoples are examples of _______hazards.
Why should we maintain the best safety standards in the workplace?
a) To improve the safety statistics
b) To prevent accidents
c) To qualify for ISO 45001
d) To enhance the brand value of the organization
The National Safety Council of India is registered under __________.
a) Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950
b) The Societies Registration Act of 1860
c) Public Health Act 1950
d) None of the above
Who established the National Security Council of India?
a) Ministry of Industrial Affairs
b) Home Ministry
c) Ministry of Labour
d) Ministry of Defence
Noise, extreme cold, heat and extreme temperatures are the example of __________ hazards.
When was the National Safety Council of India founded?
a) 4th March 1966
b) 4th March 1965
c) 4th March 1972
d) 4th March 1962
Ans: c) 4th March 1972
The Mission of National Safety Day/ Week is to raise the awareness among public about the need of eliminating worker injury and ill health. As the saying goes, it’s the little things that make the difference. So engage with your campaigns and celebrations to create more awareness about the need for safety and security.
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