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A Culture of Safety
As outlined in our Company’s Safety Policy, a Company can gain competitive advantage by supplying superior products and services. But at the heart of it all, are the people who create, innovate, and ultimately make the difference between success and failure.
On 4 March, 2002, while transferring Storwel door material by trolley from one place to another, one of our workmen, P.N. Salkar, was injured on the left eyelid. The accident was an eye-opener. It was resolved that the Department would become an accident-free zone, without even a single minor accident, for all 365 days of the year.
Workmen of the Final Assembly Department (welded products) of Storwel Division enthusiastically demonstrated their involvement and propagation of the “Safety Culture? All members of the Department were made aware of the suffering of the injured person, the inconvenience faced by the injured person and his family members on a day-to-day basis, the financial setback, the impact of absenteeism on the job and the feeling of helplessness on the part of the injured person.
The goal was achieved and the first shift on 4 March, 2003 (exactly 365 days later) saw employees contributing money, distributing sweets and celebrating the occasion. A.S. Mathur, Storwel Division Head, Z. H. Marolia, General Manager (Manufacturing), Safety Officer R. A. Bagi and Personnel Officer Girish Parekh were among the invitees.
P.N. Salkar, the injured Workman, spoke in detail of the suffering he and his family had to undergo following his accident. He explained how the Department worked safely throughout the year under the leadership of the Final Assembly Department Head, D.V. Malpekar.
The Safety measures undertaken by the Department included:
The “Safety Culture?needs to spread across the organisation to make Godrej an ideal working place.