History behind National Safety Day, March 4th

The Labour ministries conference in its 22nd session, in view of rising trend of Industrial Accidents in the country, recommended in 1962 that a conference on safety in factories should be convened. Accordingly, the president’s first conference on Industries safety held at New Delhi during Dec 1965. That highlighted the responsibilities and obligations of Employers, Trade Unions and Government agencies for prevention of accidents in industry; the conference was first of its kind held in this country. According to that the National Safety Council was set up on 4th March 1966. First National Safety Day was launched on 04-03-1972 and has since been organized every year. The Chairman of National Safety Council is nominated by Government of India.
The main objective of the council is to generate, develop and sustain a voluntary movement at the National level to promote awareness of Safety, Health and Environment, so as to supplement and strengthen government efforts in the field. The aims are to eliminate human suffering, loss of production and damage to material and establishment etc. The Head Quarters of National Safety Council located in Mumbai.
To promote the voluntary safety movement at the regional level, the council has subsidiary chapters in various states all over the country. The role of the chapter is to organize activities and provide additional services to the member organizations in the respective regions particularly in the regional languages to propagate safety.

The council maintains liaison with international agencies and similar organizations in various parts of the of the world namely:

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