Every year on March 4, National Safety Day is observed in India to generate awareness and commitment to working safely.
This day is considered a holiday and was initiated by the National Safety Council to increase the awareness of all the guidelines of safety measures, including road safety, the safety of human health, and the environment as well.
History of National Safety Day
National Safety Day was first commemorated in 1972 on the same day as the foundation of the National Safety Council.
The main objective of this day is to commit employees and the general public to work safely by adhering to all safety principles.
The National Safety Council is an autonomous body, which was originally set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment on 4 March 1966. Their primary focus was to generate, develop and sustain a voluntary movement on Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) at the national level
Ever since the initiation, the actions of the council have been successful.
What is the theme for National safety day 2022?
Every year on this day there’s a new theme. This year’s National Safety day theme is ‘Nurture your minds – Develop safety culture’.
This includes road safety, workplace safety, the safety of human health, as well as the environment. The holiday was initiated by National Safety Council to generate commitment in the employees to work safely and follow all the safety principles.
Why National Safety Day is celebrated?
We don’t think we need to explain the significance of National Safety day but to develop a proactive attitude towards safety in our surroundings, National safety day is celebrated.
Since most of the dangerous events take place in the industries, the government has started this day to assure that industry runners are taking proper measurements and care in the workplace.
Due to insufficient knowledge, most of the deaths occur in the workplace.
The act of pledging to work safely is a good precedent for future Indian workers. safety should be a priority over all considerations and no workers or employees should be forced to have to choose between not working safely and their means of livelihood.
It is to be noted that the previous year i.e 2021 marks the 50th observance of National Safety Day.