ONGC Videsh celebrated the National Safety Day on Friday, March 4. The initiative was conducted as part of the National Safety Day campaign, celebrated across India every year under the National Safety Council to enhance the safety awareness among people. The theme for this year’s celebration was to ‘Strengthen the Safety movement to Achieve Zero Harm’.
Employees and families of ONGC Videsh participated with enthusiasm in poster, cartoon and slogan competition in numbers which surpassed all the previous years; this indicated the increasing awareness and commitment of ONGC Videsh towards HSE. An online quiz was also launched in which the employees of ONGC Videsh posted overseas also took active participation.
On March 4th, Mr. Narendra K. Verma, MD & CEO through his message to employees asked their individual commitment to take care of their own safety, that of their colleagues, workers and contractors.
Mr. S.P Garg, Director (Finance) and Mr. P.K Rao, Director (Operations) administered the Health & Safety pledge in Hindi and English respectively to the large gathering of employees. While speaking on the occasion Mr. S.P Garg emphasized on the importance of safety in Oil and Gas operations and stated how one single incident like Macondo can wipe of the balance sheet. Mr. P.K Rao emphasized on the high importance of safe practices while carrying out operations and also emphasized on the need to adopt the best practices from our projects.
The print copy of Sustainability report on recycled paper was released by Director (Finance) and Director (Operations).
An informative video on ‘How to avoid accidents’, HSE report by Head HSE on activities during the year were some of the highlights of the programme. Prizes were distributed to the winners and their entries were also screened. All the entries were much appreciated by all those present. The day finally concluded with a vote of thanks and with the resolve to achieve goal zero.