NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL (NSC)
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has appointed Shri S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and Managing Director, L&T Ltd, as the Chairman of the National Safety Council for a period of three years.
National Safety Council:
- National Safety Council (NSC) was set up by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India (GOI) in 1966 to generate, develop and sustain a voluntary movement on Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) at the national level.
- It is an apex not-for-profit tripartite body, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950.
- Among its activities include organising and conducting specialised training programmes/courses, conferences, seminars & workshops; conducting consultancy studies such as safety audits, safety ratings, hazard evaluation & risk assessment; designing and developing HSE promotional materials & publications; facilitating organisations in celebrating/observing various campaigns such as the National Safety Day/Week, Fire Service Week, World Environment Day and Road Safety Week.
- It is situated in Navi Mumbai.
- Its Board of Governors comprise members from the government, employers organisations and trade union organisations.
- The chairperson of the NSC is nominated by the government and is generally an eminent industrialist.